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Skin electronics that stick and stretch like temporary tattoo stickers

By Damir Beciri
One Comment13 August 2011

ees-epidermal-electronic-systemA multi-disciplinary team of researchers, led by researchers from the University of Illinois, came up with epidermal electronic system (EES) – a device platform based on a thin skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin with ease and flexibility of a temporary tattoo sticker. The technology could be used in electronic components for sensing,… »

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Worm biomimicry inspires more flexible slithering robots

By Damir Beciri
One Comment8 July 2011

leeds-worm-botA researcher from the University of Leeds has drawn inspiration from nature to build a robotic worm that can wiggle its way around obstacles. Dubbed worm-bot, the robot is modeled after the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode – a minuscule  free-living worm that uses a very simple nervous system of just over 300 neurons to control the… »


Flexible screen from Toshiba allows you to “bend to zoom”

By Damir Beciri
One Comment6 June 2010

toshiba-bending-lcd-panel-zoom-in-zoom-outToshiba Corp developed an LCD panel that enables to zoom in and out an image by bending it and announced the panel at SID 2010 International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, international conference on display technologies which was held from May 23 to May 28, 2010 in Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, USA. The intuitive… »


Sony OTFT-driven OLED display can be wrapped around a pen

By Damir Beciri
One Comment29 May 2010

sony-rollup-displayThe folks from Sony announced that they have developed a super-flexible OTFT-driven full color OLED display which can be wrapped around a thin cylinder. An OTFT (Organic Thin-Film Transistor) is a thin-film transistor with organic (carbon-based compound) semiconductor. It has high mechanical flexibility and therefore it is expected to realize thin, light-weight, mechanical-shock resistant and… »


LG unveiled their newspaper-size flexible e-paper

By Damir Beciri
One Comment19 January 2010

lgd-flexible-e-paperLG Display has announced the development of a newspaper-size flexible e-paper. Despite the fact the market is becoming overwhelmed with tablets coming from various big companies, the folks from LG won’t give up the fight for a different concept which resembles common newspapers rather than easily-portable touchscreen displays. What makes this e-paper special compared to… »