Springwise features a prototype smartphone screen that incorporates a transparent photovoltaic layer under the screen that allows the device to recharge via sunlight. The device is a collaboration between Sunpartner Technologies and Kyocera.
Engadget features the trial of e-paper displays at bus stops by Transport for London, to display real-time information, maps and timetables.
MIT Technology Review features research into ‘nanobuds’ that could help transform any surface into a touch sensor capable of responding to input. The carbon nanobuds developed by Finnish company Canatu offer advantages over carbon nanotubes and could be utilised on curved surfaces as well as flat ones.
Source: MIT Technology Review