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04.17.13
Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices
04.17.13

Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices

Supercapacitors are often hailed as the holy grail of power supplies, but a group of researchers a...

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09.28.12
John Rogers returns with a silicon-silk circuit that dissolves inside your body
09.28.12

John Rogers returns with a silicon-silk circuit that dissolves inside your body

While you'd be forgiven for not knowing who John Rogers is, he's certainly graced these pages more...

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05.22.12
Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)
05.22.12

Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)

We love finding out how things work, and arguably one of the most important parts of the smartphon...

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05.02.12
A bird in the hand thanks to a robot that can perch
05.02.12

A bird in the hand thanks to a robot that can perch

Land-bound robots? Been there, done that. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham...

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12.21.11
Researchers develop self-healing electronics, adamantium sadly not included
12.21.11

Researchers develop self-healing electronics, adamantium sadly not included

In today's feature-laden electronics devices, the failure of one little electronic component can...

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08.12.11
EES packs circuits into temporary tattoos, makes medical diagnostics fashionable
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EES packs circuits into temporary tattoos, makes medical diagnostics fashionable

Flexible circuit pioneer John Rogers and his team are at it again. This time he's developing a wea...

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10.18.10
Flexible, implantable LEDs look set to start a new body modification craze
10.18.10

Flexible, implantable LEDs look set to start a new body modification craze

LED lights are cool, you're cool, why not combine the two, right? We doubt that's quite the reasoni...

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12.22.09
Quantum batteries are theoretically awesome, practically non-existent
12.22.09

Quantum batteries are theoretically awesome, practically non-existent

Today's dose of overly ambitious tech research comes from the physics lab over at the University of...

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08.19.09
Electronic tongue tastes, identifies sweeteners so you don't have to
08.19.09

Electronic tongue tastes, identifies sweeteners so you don't have to

The tongue, besides being creepy, offers plenty in the way of research opportunities, as you know...

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