DNA from fish parts could lead to better TVs and cellphone displays
By Mike Olson
Posted 02.26.2008 at 12:22 pm 0 Comments
Bright Future: G. Brad Lewis/Getty; Sony; Jim McIsaac/Getty
The fishing industry discards thousands of tons of salmon sperm every year (it ruins the taste). Now Andrew Steckl, a photonics expert at the University of Cincinnati, has figured out how to use the refuse to get a 10-fold boost in the brightness of the organic light-emitting diodes used in cellphones, PDAs and some TVs.
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