Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent sensors that are literally easy on the eye.
Acer's recently debuted C720 Chromebook may bear a definite similarity to the older Acer C710, although the latest iteration of the 'book is thinner (measuring 0.75 inches thick) and lighter (weighing 2.76 pounds). Plus, the device offers twice the battery life - all for the same $199 price tag.
Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on lowering the cost of manufacturing. But now MIT researchers are opening another avenue for improvement, aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible.
Apple is reportedly prepping a thinner iMac that could roll out at some point in the near future.
Apple is reportedly prepping a thinner, second-gen iPad for an early-to-mid 2011 launch.