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Flexible Memristor Chips

Flexible Memristor Chips

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed electronic memory chips that can be bent and twisted without fracture. These flexible chips are fabricated with readily available and relatively inexpensive materials. According to the scientists, not ...

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Flexicord Super Cable

Flexicord Super Cable

The California-based company Flexicord has recently introduced an innovative technology called, a Memory Cord, which allows cables to hold their shape no matter how they are extended or bent. The new patent-pending technology has won the Innovations Award Honoree during ...

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HP’s Unbreakable Flexible Display

HP’s Unbreakable Flexible Display

The first affordable, flexible electronic displays were recently revealed by HP and Flexible Display Center (FDC) at the Arizona State University (ASU). Plastic was predominately used to develop these paper-like computer displays, which makes the device portable and more energy ...

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Plastic Logic E-Newspaper

Plastic Logic E-Newspaper

Plastic Logic, a spin-off company from the Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory, has recently released its design of a future electronic newspaper reader. This lightweight plastic screen copies the appearance, but not the feel, of a printed newspaper. This electronic paper ...

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Nanowires Make Bendy Solar Cells

Nanowires Make Bendy Solar Cells

Researchers at the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore, led by Chang-yun Jiang, have developed highly bendable “dye-sensitized” solar cells made from zinc oxide nanowire photoelectrodes on plastic substrates. The researchers found that the nanowires are highly resistant to cracking ...

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Flexible Computers Conform to Any Shape

Flexible Computers Conform to Any Shape

Researchers at the Human Media Laboratory, Queen’s University in Canada are developing prototypes of new “non-planar” devices, which are virtually computers that have a flexible shape. Computers are nifty, but too bulky to be carried around. Even a laptop is ...

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Paperlike Thermochromic Display

Paperlike Thermochromic Display

A paperlike, thermally activated display has been fabricated by researchers in Hong Kong. The display is flexible, and has the ability to change its colors in a reversible and repeatable manner. The new technology introduces a new type of flexible ...

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Sphelar – Spherical Solar Cell

Sphelar – Spherical Solar Cell

The Japanese corporation Kyosemi developed a flexible solar panel with close to 20% efficiency (higher than most commercial photovoltaic cells today). The new flexible cells will enable many applications which are currently impossible due to the rigid nature of existing ...

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