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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best 129

Zothecula (1870348) writes "The Retina displays featured on Apple's iPhone 4 and 5 models pack a pixel density of 326 ppi, with individual pixels measuring 78 micrometers. That might seem plenty good enough given the average human eye is unable to differentiate between the individual pixels, but scientists in the UK have now developed technology that could lead to extremely high-resolution displays that put such pixel densities to shame."
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

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  • Re:What's the point? (Score:5, Informative)

    by scsirob ( 246572 ) on Sunday July 13, 2014 @05:41AM (#47441593)

    The human eye is limited to certain pixel densities at certain distances. Technology such as this can create QHD displays in Google Glass applications where the pixels are much closer to the eye. In fact, it may be possible to implant this inside the eye and have augmented reality without p*ssing off the people around you.

  • Re:What's the point? (Score:5, Informative)

    by dfghjk ( 711126 ) on Sunday July 13, 2014 @10:42AM (#47442605)

    20/20 vision is defined as 1 arc minute of resolving power. It is rare for anyone to achieve resolving power more than twice that.

    1 arc minute translates to 87 dpi at 1 meter, although I have no idea why you mix inches and meters here. It is 95 dpi at 3 feet; 100 dpi is the commonly used number. People with 20/10 vision can resolve 190 dpi at 3 feet, 175 dpi at 1 meter.

    No one living sees better than 300 dpi at 1 meter, so it is not likely to be the standard in ANY country, much less "most". 600 dpi for road sign legibility is even more absurd.

    At 1km, 20/20 vision can resolve a "dot" about 29cm in size. That's 3.5 dots per METER. 1/2 meter letters would not be legible. 20/40 vision, a common driving standard, would be closer to 2 dots per meter, or the feature size you are quoting.

    See http://www.safetysign.com/cont... [safetysign.com]

    A road sign that should be legible at 1km should have a minimum letter size of 1.1 meters, not 0.5 meters.

    2 dots per meter at 1km is 2 dots per mm, 50 dpi, at 1m not 600 dpi. In order to resolve text at that size someone would need 250 dpi of acuity which no one has.

    Carewolf, everything you said was wrong. You may need a new calculator.

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