The Fastest-Booting Computer Turns On, Hold for a Moment Only

Are you tired of waiting to see your PC getting started too slowly and taking an irritating length of two minutes or so? If yes! Then the days of panic may soon be over.

Believe it. Soon the big brands like Lenovo and Dell are going to launch products which are supposed to take not more than 30 seconds to boot up.

On its company blog, Microsoft too admits that good computer systems should not test the patience of the user. It says,“a very good system is one that boots in under 15 seconds.”

However, as a matter of content, they have already something in the block which takes not more 30 seconds to boot up. It is Vista, their latest version of Windows.

Apart from these brands some other names like Asus and Hewlett-Packard too have galloped in to join the bandwagon and promise to give a dead-end to this menace of forceful waiting while the computer gets it started slowly shaking your comfort level.

Again, on the part of Microsoft, this software giant is confident enough to come up with a newer and much improved operating system which could help it erase its notoriety as one of the slow starters and time killers.

Hopefully, this race among these brands to provide us with something “operatable” at a lightning speed will give us many sighs of relief.

There was a time when we could wait for long to see our PCs getting started spoiling our meaningful moments. However, we didn't protest as we had never been hurried users. Surely, we had ample time to gaze at the monitor.

But in these decades, or in the decades to come, which demand every job to be executed at an electric speed has forced the consumers and the suppliers to look for such options which ensure the killing of valuable time at its lowest.

More clearly, the dependence of our day-to-day life on the Internet has seemed to play a pivotal role in the emergence of this innovation.

So be patient! The end of your pathetic wait looking at your booting computer helplessly has come up round the corner.

Super-thin Solar Cells Ready To Replace Photovoltaic Cells

It might sound curiously strange but according to the scientists it is a possibility. The possibility is that we could see, very soon, a rare type of super-thin solar cells which would be printed on rollable plastic sheets or on the window glasses. Of course, the glasses need to be transparent, partially, according to them.

These super-thin solar cells are said to be more effective and user-friendly than the existing and cost-effective photovoltaic cells. Though the photovoltaic cells have always remained efficient, their main draw back is that they can't be incorporated into different panel designs with much ease.

A team of researcher at the University of Illinois, headed by John A. Rogers, has devised this unique solar cell. The team says that this cell could be combined in flexible arrays. Amazingly, these arrays could be partially transparent, though sometimes.

As a matter of interest, experts have given this rare innovative process a bizarre name too- the rubber-stamp approach.

However, the basic formula of making these cells are somewhat similar to that of photovoltaic cells. Like most of the photovoltaic cells, the super-thin solar cells too have p-n junctions- a compulsory feature in almost every photovoltaic cell.

While making, the scientists use a block of single-crystal silicon. On this piece of silicon, a semiconductor, they make a pattern of microbars.

Notably, these microbars, arranged according to a patterned gap, have a thickness of a few micrometers only.

Technically, the method, the scientists use, of making these cells is much more complex and demanding. It is a type of etching process. The blocks, after being made using silicon, are transferred to get printed on the substrates of other materials.

This technique is a time taking event and can be finished in many steps. When the bars are printed on the substrates, it requires a metal grid, as an electrical connector, to cover the structure which leads to electrical connections.

There is no doubt that these innovative and optimized ultra-thin solar cells are going to cause a revolution in the field of solar cells. Moreover, it is going to be too cost-effective. The key to the success of this technology lies in the wide-scale production of these cells.

Unfolding a Foldable And Flexible Screen

The existing heavy and rigid TV screens would soon be things of history as they are set to be replaced by the just launched flexible screens.

Believe it or not, these flexible screens would allow you to fold your computers and you would be able to keep them inside in your pocket, eventually.

Not only they ensure the folding of TV screens and computers, but also they may make screen-newspapers and publications, a possibility, which can talk too. Most amazingly, they may have moving images too.

It seems that the still images on the posters, billboards and product-packs would be a thing of the past. As a result, not surprisingly, we may see a girl describing how to operate the latest mobile phone on the package itself instead of a written manual.

This rare electronic innovation is a joint venture of Sony and the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The researchers seemed to be very enthusiastic as they said, "Rigid television screens, bulky laptops and still image posters are to be a thing of the past".

These razor-thin display screens are almost 10 times faster than liquid crystal displays(LCDs) while responding. Hence there would be least blurring on the screen and the image movement would be smoother than ever.

These screens are supposed to need very less quantum of energy as they are highly energy efficient. Moreover, it is claimed to be completely made on organic standards. So the tag of being eco-friendly will have another added feature.

The features which make these screens a specialty:

  • Unlimited Viewing Angle

  • Backlight Not Needed

  • Highly Transparent and Energy Efficient

  • Having Multiple Layers. May Have a Sort of 3D Effects

  • Resolution Problem Negligible

  • Excellent Brightness

  • No Size Limitation

  • Easily Produced

  • Cost-effective Production