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Tuesday, 24th February 2009
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Japanese scientists make 'TV wallpaper' breakthrough

Scientists in Japan are developing an innovative type of wallpaper that can be turned into a TV screen, it has emerged.

Researchers at Toshiba are using an advanced form of organic electroluminescence (OLED) to create wallpaper that can display images that reflect the mood of homeowners.

Light is redirected via an ultra-fine grating made from self-assembled nano particles, reports the Telegraph.

The invention could emerge as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional and plasma screen televisions as OLED uses just a fraction of the energy.

In a statement, Toshiba commented: "OLED is anticipated to become an important light-emitting device for the next generation."

The company added that, despite the breakthrough, the product is still in the research stages and commercial production is several years away.

Yesterday (February 23rd), Toshiba shares fell to their lowest level in almost 30 years after a trading report suggested the company attempted to raise funds through a stock offering, reports Bloomberg.