Full-color displays for e-readers could really take off soon — on the wings of butterflies.
The full grown morpho rhetenor butterfly, a native to South America. Credit: University of Southhampton.
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies new Mirasol is the first full color, video-capable display on a prototype e-reader. Built on the concept of the iridescence of a butterfly’s wing, the new technology reflects light rather than transmitting light the way LCD screens do.
The display is readable in sunlight and offers unprecedented energy savings for longer battery life. E-readers may just be the beginning for Mirasol displays as consumers seek color in every device they use, better visibility in bright light, and days or even weeks worth of battery life.
Read about the inspiration for this new color technology and its benefits on LiveScience…