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Flexible computers study in Daily Planet Top 15

 
2009-05-22

A Daily Planet television feature about research into “flexible” computers conducted at Queen's Human Media Lab has been ranked among the 15 most watched segments this season on the popular Discovery Channel program.

The network conducted an on-line survey to choose which of the highly-rated stories should be brought back and/or updated. The contest closed at midnight on Monday, May 25 and results will be aired on Thursday, May 28 at 7 and 11pm.

“Computers of the future will take on flexible forms we’ve never imagined – like pop cans with browsers displaying RSS feeds and movie trailers,” predicts Computing professor Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab, who led the study. “They will respond to our direct touch and even change their own shape to better accommodate data, for example, folding up like a piece of paper to be tucked into our pockets.”

 

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