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Researchers Make New Electronics -- With a Twist

November 20, 2008

optical image of an electronic device They've made electronics that can bend. They've made electronics that can stretch. And now, they've reached the ultimate goal--electronics that can be subjected to any complex deformation, including twisting. Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois' John Rogers have improved their so-called "pop-up" technology to create circuits that can be twisted. Full Story

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