But why? Kopin, the company that created the prototype, has the ultimate goal of creating a display with a resulotion of 2048 x 2048 (4.2 million dots) that's smaller than a postage stamp--that's more resolution than a typical high-def widescreen monitor or television. They're hoping to use these ultra-high res, tiny displays to make sharp, high-end electronic viewfinders in HD video and still cameras, similar to the one already used in Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds G1 (which uses 1.4 million dots).
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.