Researchers Develop Unnecessarily Tiny Pixels... Because They Can

You thought that Retina Display was smooth. You thought pixels 4 times smaller than regular pixels were impressive. Man, have you got something to learn about what smooth be.

Smooth be this: Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a display with a resolution so, so, so, so, so fine, that the pixels used are eight times smaller than those used on the iPhone 4. Now, let’s put this into perspective. To show off the technology, the researchers recreated the U of M logo on a screen 9 microns tall.

A human hair is 100 microns wide.

I know, right?

Created with nanometer-thin sheets of metal, this display is absolutely what smooth be. And you thought your television was HD. You don’t know nothin’. You don’t know nothin’ ’bout HD.

This will be so damn expensive.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Will Heeton

    This is great stuff. It is exciting to think what what can be accomplished with this. I thought the iPhone 4 screen was amazing.

  • Denis

    I was reading up on video eyewear and the best res is 640 by 480. This could change all that. Imagine 1080p in a pair of glasses. A pair of two inch screens could be as effective as going to the theater.
    Just a thought

  • This is a very nice post by the Author, Thanks to the author for sharing this.

  • Pointless

    this is so dumb…so so dumb…pretty much pointless…

  • Rob

    I hate it when people say things like “8 times smaller.” It does not speak well of the educational system.

  • Who is the retard that wrote this?

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