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The first commercial flexible electronics are, after more than a decade of development, finally on their way.
Researchers are developing a cheap, lightweight plastic strip that can be worn on a soldier’s helmet to help diagnose brain injury.
Plastics have become synonymous with waste, but they can be made sustainably.
An inexpensive pressure-sensitive pad could make surfaces smarter.
New self-assembling conductive polymers are more durable and easier to make.
A new company puts silicon transistors on plastic for flexible displays.
A startup uses strains of E. coli bacteria to convert sugar into valuable chemicals for textiles and other products.
Bacteria could make acrylic glass from sugar.
Molecules that form an ordered layer could lead to low-cost, bendable plastic electronics.
A material repairs itself multiple times.