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Good News For Flexible Electronics: Scientists Invent A Stretchy Gold Conductor
A new nanoparticle material conducts electricity even when stretched to twice its original length.
Self-Contained Soft Robot Powered By On-Board Battery
Soft robots would be useful for a variety of things — they could grip objects with precision and sensitivity, and...
Stretchable Nanogenerators Could Use Lung Motion to Power Medical Implants
Just wrap a flexoelectric ribbon around your lung and harness your breathing
Stretchy, Sticky Mussel Fibers Inspire New Types of Tough Waterproof Adhesives
De-bearded mussels are not only delicious — soon, they might improve medical implants. Scientists can now reproduce the sticky gloop...
New Carbon Nanotube Super-Rubber Could Be Used For Sneakers And Spacecraft
Japanese researchers have developed a new viscoelastic super-rubber, a carbon nanotube-based material that flows like honey, stretches like elastic and...
Ancient Bungee Jumping
Bungee jumpers use rubber cords to absorb the force of their fall; in Vanuatu, they use vines