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August 29, 2013

researchers show off the very stretchy material Harvard engineers published a paper in this week's Science, describing the first demonstration of electrical charges carried by ions, rather than electrons.  This technological finding could potentially be applied to fast-moving, high-voltage devices such that ionic conductors replace certain electronic systems. Full Story

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