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New machine prints sheets of light

NISKAYUNA, New York (AP) -- On a bank of the Mohawk River, a windowless industrial building of corrugated steel hides something that could make floor lamps, bedside lamps, wall sconces and nearly every other household lamp obsolete.
You could even make OLED wallpaper, since the material is flexible, one scientist says.

You could even make OLED wallpaper, since the material is flexible, one scientist says.

It's a machine that prints lights.

The size of a semitrailer, it coats an 8-inch wide plastic film with chemicals, then seals them with a layer of metal foil. Apply electric current to the resulting sheet, and it lights up with a blue-white glow.

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NIN643293d ago

Weird!!! I was born and raised in Niskayuna and never would have expected something this cool to come from my home town in the middle of NOWHERE!!!