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Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

Jun 22, 2017 Worldwide
The 21st-century commercialisation of the aerogel industry has been extensively discussed, but despite the excitement and huge potential, it is still a long way from plain sailing for the manufacturers.
Super strong stretchy silver

Super strong stretchy silver

Jun 21, 2017 United States
Try bending your iPhone in half. Or roll up your tablet like a scroll. Or wrap a touchscreen TV around a pole. Didn't work out so well, did it? That's because the ceramic material used to make many of today's touchscreens has only two of three needed qualities: it's conductive, it's transparent—but it's not flexible.
Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Jun 20, 2017 Netherlands
Student have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage.
Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time

Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time

Jun 16, 2017 United States
Electrical engineers have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers when the rubber meeting the road has grown dangerously thin.
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Thinfilm's new high-volume manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley

Thinfilm's new high-volume manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley

Jun 16, 2017 Norway
Thin Film Electronics ASA has announced that the fab at its new Junction Avenue facility is now operational and that the first product lots have shipped.
Dynamic color changing film for architecture

Dynamic color changing film for architecture

Jun 15, 2017 United States
E Ink Holdings has announced that E Ink Prism, the groundbreaking product designed to transform the way spaces and surroundings are experienced, will be available in seven different colors.
Optomec teams with Lockheed and GE to secure NextFlex contract award

Optomec teams with Lockheed and GE to secure NextFlex contract award

Jun 14, 2017 United States
The project, entitled "Conformal Printing of Conductor and Dielectric Materials onto Complex 3D Surfaces" has a total value on $3.1 million.
Novel copper nanoparticles that are resistant to oxidation

Novel copper nanoparticles that are resistant to oxidation

Jun 7, 2017 Israel
Novel copper nanoparticles that are resistant to oxidation and fuse into a conductive line after sintering process at temperatures lower than 160 degrees Celsius.
Miracle material discovery could end cracked smart devices

Miracle material discovery could end cracked smart devices

Jun 6, 2017 United Kingdom
Currently, most parts of a smart phone are made of silicon and other compounds, which are expensive and break easily.
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Display Week 2017: The display industry doesn't have a roadmap

Display Week 2017: The display industry doesn't have a roadmap

Jun 5, 2017
IDTechEx was at the annual Display Week in Los Angeles to report on the latest trends in displays.