Liquid Metal Used in Ultra-Stretchable Conducting Wires

(A) Original length. (B) Stretched out wire. Credit: Zhu, S., So, J.-H., Mays, R., Desai, S., Barnes, W. R., Pourdeyhimi, B. and Dickey, M. D. (2012),  Adv. Funct. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201202405

Researchers at the North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that are made out of liquid metal, with the ability to stretch eight times their original length, without compromising their basic functionality. These wires could be used in headphones as well as phone chargers.

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Dissolvable Electronic Components Could Be Used in Medical Implants

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A team of scientists has created flexible electronic components that will dissolve inside the body or in water. These components could be used to make smart devices, implants and cybernetics that disintegrate once they are no longer useful. This could help alleviate the electronic waste that’s being created by medical implants.

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Lexon Maizy Desk Accessories: Stylish Gear for Your Workstation

While geeky stuff for your cubicle can be fun, there’s no denying that a bit of style goes a long way to make your workstation look good. Check out these stylish and minimal Maizy desk accessories.

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The Cautionary Tale of Second Hand Electronics

010512_rg_CautionaryTaleElect_01.jpgAs a fan of good deals, we’re always aware of what’s being sold around us, especially second hand electronics. If you’ve frequented Craigslist or some other online listings, you know what we’re talking about. Some deals are just too good to pass up. Here’s a reason though why you should skip them and go for new tech instead.

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Etsy Electronics: Easiest Way to Get DIY Speakers

If you’re into DIY and handmade electronics, you’re probably aware that a DIY speaker will comparatively sound a lot better than the average speaker, which is something interesting when you are handy with tweeters and electronics. However, when you aren’t, it’s time to head to Etsy to find out what’s available. Etsy features an almost industrial quantity of vintage and handmade items to discover.

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Sustainable Accessories From Nau

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Nau is a well-known name for sustainable clothes, but we were happy to see that the 2011 Spring collection from Nau includes a few sustainable electronic accessories made from recycled polyester and wool that won’t look out of place anywhere.

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Tips On How to Maintain a Clutter Free Home Office

112210_rg_DeclutterYourDesk_01.jpgMaintaining a clutter-free desk, workstation, and home office can be a challenge for many people. It’s great to clean up, but it doesn’t take long for things to become cluttered again. Here are our tips on remaining clutter-free and to ensure that you won’t need a clean sweep anytime soon.

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