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New inventions: Flexible solar panels, and Elastic wires

Scientists from American universities have made advancements that could make its way into consumer electronics. A team of scientists at Stanford University has developed a technique of fabricating solar cells that can “peel and stick” to most surfaces. According to a professor at the university, these solar panels could potentially be developed for use on helmets, cell phones, convex windows, portable electronic devices, curved roofs, and clothing. The team reported negligible loss of power by bending the units to 23mm, more than 3,000 times. Furthermore, the panel can be peeled-off and used on another surface, increasing its longevity and value.

Meanwhile, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed cables that can be stretched up to eight times their length and still conduct electricity. This is achieved by filling the housing with liquid alloy of gallium and indium to keep the current flowing by taking up the gaps created by stretching of the cable. The production method for these cables use well-known techniques; however, researchers are still working on issues such as dealing with leaking liquid metal out of cracked shielding.


  1. Okay, so I have experienced braces for some time now, and that i will have an of course large overbite. So, around the other day my dental professional provided “X-Heavy 3/16” rubber bands, (among the thickest bands they’ve… Are you able to say ouch?) I have been putting on them 24/7, but I’m wondering:

    1) How good do elastics work? How good would they progress the low jaw?

    2) How lengthy does it go ahead and take rubber bands to operate?

  2. I’ve braces and i’m wondering what elastics and powerchains are?

    Will they hurt?

  3. ive had braces on for just like a year now. and also the orthodontists just stiffened them plus they explained that i must put on elastics. it affects freakin bad!! i’m able to barely eat! Will the discomfort ever disappear? and just what will the elastics do?


  4. I acquired braces (train tracks) 7 several weeks ago and my orthodontist has pointed out elastics/rubber bands many occasions within the last three or four several weeks. He keeps saying I’ll have them soon but I wish to know when. I’ve requested him each time I am going and that he keeps saying ‘next time’ so I’d rather not bug him any longer. Among the finest to understand other bands encounters. How lengthy once you got your braces have you get the elastics?

    Thanks ahead of time 🙂

  5. i have experienced econ for around four several weeks now rather than quite understood how you can know if supply or demand is elastic or inelastic? and also the curves too… i am a little confused. my teacher is really a n00b and so i don’t wanna request her.

  6. Randolph Mccandles

    i have forgotten that is which…tryin to accomplish my project by which i have generate a yoga class. i believe that even when the economical cycle adopts a slum or recession individuals will still want arrive at my class because its much more of essential as opposed to a luxury due to the entire healthy way of life factor…performs this mean my company is cost elastic or inelastic? help v.much appreciated!! thanks

  7. Hobert Carscallen

    okay so im wondering does everybody put on the elastics different?..cuz im putting on mine inside a triangular..and im seeing how others ask them to from tailgate to cab..can i need to do this too? or its just different just wanna know,

  8. I am creating a dress for any baby. How do you be aware of dimensions for that elastic for that sleeve cuff?

  9. So aside from the Louisiana Purchase, the brand new Deal, and also the National Bank what exactly are some different good examples of methods Presidents used the Elastic Clause, and were they justified?

  10. I am obtaining a equine soon (most likely inside a couple several weeks) and I am really excited! I’m considering tack options from Antares – I’ve an Antares saddle and that i love their line – but I am unsure whether to obtain an elastic or leather breastplate.

    Both Antares elastic and leather breastplates are beautiful and high quality (and pricey). I believe the elastic could be much more comfortable in my equine because it will stretch with him/her. However, It will absorb sweat, leading to stains around the elastic.

    Personally i think the leather breastplate might rub irritatingly against my equine also it will not stretch, but it’ll keep going longer.

    I wish to result in the better investment, so cost is not a real factor, but bear in mind the elastic breastplate cost less.

    Also, I am a jumper, so a breastplate is actually essential to keep your saddle in position over bigger fences.

    What is your opinion I ought to do?

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