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CES 2018 unveils latest tech to the world, from voice assist toilets to ceramic 3-D printers

By April Gocha / January 12, 2018

With more than 180,000 attendees and 4,000+ exhibitors, the Consumer Electronics Show is one of the largest tech shows in the world—which also means it’s a prime place for companies to unveil their newest concepts, gadgets, devices, ideas, and prototypes to try to wow the world.

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CES 2017 shows that the future is here, and it’s built from ceramic and glass materials

By April Gocha / January 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up its annual exhibition showcasing all the latest consumer electronics and technology this past weekend in Las Vegas, and the show’s expansive 43 football fields worth of tech displayed that our world is getting altogether smarter, brighter, more virtual, more connected, and entirely robotic.

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Five materials science wonders to watch in 2017

By April Gocha / January 6, 2017

Just as in 2015 and 2016, I’m going to peer into my crystal ball and make some predictions about what will be big in the materials science world in the coming year.

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Video: Corning’s glass and more materials enable latest consumer electronics tech in store at CES 2017

By April Gocha / January 4, 2017

Glass and ceramic materials are enabling technologies that make a ton of today’s tech possible, even though the materials’ role in these products is often overlooked.

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Flexible electronic ‘paper’ display color spectrum rivals LED and uses less energy

By Stephanie Liverani / October 18, 2016

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, developed a new electronic “paper” that is bendable, ultra thin, and transmits the same rich color spectrum of a typical LED display—but it requires ten times less energy to power it than a Kindle e-reader.

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3-D printing, clean energy, and next-gen electronics: Three materials scale-up trends to watch on National Manufacturing Day

By Stephanie Liverani / October 7, 2016

Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we’ve been following this year.

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Carbon nanotubes steal spotlight from silicon in high-powered transistors

By Stephanie Liverani / September 6, 2016

When it comes to high-performance transistors, silicon’s been the go-to material. But recently, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say carbon nanotube transistors have, for the first time, outperformed silicon.

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Video: Researchers develop new interscatter communication that enables smart devices to ‘talk wi-fi’

By Stephanie Liverani / August 24, 2016

University of Washington researchers have a new channel of communication that allows devices like brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards, and even smaller wearables to talk directly to devices like smartphones and watches using wireless internet connectivity.

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New liquid light switch could boost power of smaller electronic devices

By Stephanie Liverani / August 12, 2016

Scientists at the University of Cambridge in England are taking an in-depth look at the way in which information is processed and transmitted in electronic devices. They’ve developed a miniature electro-optical switch that they say can boost the power and efficiency of small electronics.

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Is going ‘organic’ the key to flexible, next-gen consumer electronics?

By Stephanie Liverani / August 5, 2016

Many existing electronic devices use rigid, inorganic materials. So researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea are looking for ways to make electronic devices out of soft, organic materials instead.

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