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Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Apr 27, 2017 United States
A new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones.
Can commercialisation of VR jump-start the haptics industry?

Can commercialisation of VR jump-start the haptics industry?

Apr 25, 2017 Worldwide
Haptics are key technologies found as an essential feature enhancing the user experience in many very familiar products today. Whether as notification provision in a vibrating smartphone, tension building in a video game controller, or input confirmation in an industrial scanner, haptics technologies have now reached billions of electronics devices.
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Ontario Government recognizes flexible and printable electronics

Ontario Government recognizes flexible and printable electronics

Apr 20, 2017 Canada
The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association has secured funding support from the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Growth - the first provincial government in Canada to recognize the value of this manufacturing sector to the nation's innovation-driven economy.
Touch-sensitive, elastic fibres

Touch-sensitive, elastic fibres

Apr 12, 2017 United States
Researchershave created elastic, touch-sensitive fibres that can interface with electronic devices.
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Thinfilm partners with Korean Red Cross in using NFC technology

Thinfilm partners with Korean Red Cross in using NFC technology

Apr 7, 2017 Norway
The two groups are collaborating to replace the paper-based confirmation process currently used by the Korean Red Cross in its Windmill of Hope program to verify delivery and receipt of relief items and services such as food, clothing, and medication.
New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices

New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices

Apr 5, 2017 United Kingdom
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.
Ink-jet printable and biocompatible layered electronics

Ink-jet printable and biocompatible layered electronics

Apr 4, 2017 Europe
Printed electronics can lead to both low-cost and flexible devices. Flexible electronics is of particular interest for wearable systems, such as health and fitness trackers, while the relative low-costs of printing are attractive for functional packaging for consumer products.
Concept e-paper smart calendar

Concept e-paper smart calendar

Mar 28, 2017 Japan
A concept epaper calendar syncs with a smartphone to display schedules easily.
Blood, sweat and tears: New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes

Blood, sweat and tears: New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes

Mar 28, 2017 2 Worldwide
People with diabetes have traditionally self-monitored their glucose levels using disposable biosensors and invasive sampling techniques. While this industry has been one of the success stories of the printed electronics industry, worth around $6 billion today, profitability is falling as government reimbursement models are changing and strain is put on both consumers and manufacturers.
Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

Mar 24, 2017 United States
Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold.
Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays

Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays

Mar 23, 2017 United States
The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down, and it could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made.