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Colors - 2014 Winner

By Gustavo Almeida, Adriano Otuka, Emerson Barbano, Renato Juliano Martins, Nathalia Tomazio, and Franciele Renata Henrique, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Our video explains how screen devices produce the colors we see. We introduce a few information of the transition from black and white TVs to colors ones and ask the audience how many colors screen devices are able to reproduce. With three LEDs we demonstrate the RGB additive method and recording cell phones screens under a microscope we show real devices working. Then, we say that a pixel is able to produce around 17 million colors. 

What Happens When We Watch a Movie or Play a Game Screen Grab

What Happens When We Watch a Movie or Play a Game - 2014 Winner

By Ethan Bratton, Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas, USA

This is a short explanation of how a movie, or game, is stored on a disk, and how a DVD player, or game system, reads that data.

Black and White screen grab

Black and White - 2013 Winner

By Sarah Jaye Oliva, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Black absorbs light, and white reflects light. That's why you're advised to wear white on warm sunny days. And that also happens to be the basic mechanism of the barcode scanner!


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