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UH researchers create new flexible, transparent conductor

January 28, 2014

Zhifeng Ren University of Houston (UH) researchers have developed a new stretchable and transparent electrical conductor, bringing the potential for a fully foldable cell phone or a flat-screen television that can be folded and carried under your arm closer to reality. Full Story

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