Japan invented the LCD TV (well, Sharp to be exact), so if anyone was going to decrease the weight of them by half, it'd be their countrymen. A light layer of heat-resistant silicon dioxide on plastic replacing the heavier glass substrates does just the trick according to Japanese chemical company Teijin, who's working with the Yamaguchi University on developing it for commercial use. [The Nikkei via CrunchGear]
LCD TV Weight Could Be Halved Due To Japanese Research
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