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Researchers demonstrate electronics that flex and stretch like skin

Imec announced today that it has integrated an ultra-thin, flexible chip with bendable and stretchable interconnects into a package that adapts dynamically to curving and bending surfaces. The resulting circuitry can be embedded in medical and lifestyle applications where user comfort and unobtrusiveness is key, such as wearable health monitors or smart clothing.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2012

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Cutting-edge startup aims for nano-close shave

A new startup company at UC Davis aims to bring you a better shave through semiconductor manufacturing technology. Nano-Sharp Inc. plans to use silicon wafers to make razor blades and surgical tools far more cheaply than current silicon or ceramic blades.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2012

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First mammalian 'cell phone'

Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a 'cell phone': they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can 'phone' each other via chemical signals.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2012

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