A lab at the University of Ghent has come up with electric, elastic wires.
Electric elastic wires-- it sounds like a band Peter Max would have hung out with in the late 60s, doesn?t it? Actually, these are electric interconnects that give consumer electronic devices a greater range of motion, according to the story in EE Times, which always does an admirable job of covering overseas trends. Thus, a manufacturer could build flexible displays or e-paper with greater reliability.
The group embedded 4-micron gold wires in a silicone film. The wire itself is horseshoe shaped, or in other words, … Read more