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3D printing active electronics for eyes that emit LED light beams

By April Gocha / December 12, 2014

Using additive manufacturing—aka 3D printing—Princeton University researchers have printed LED lights directly into a hard contact lens to prove that active electronics of varied materials can be printed into complex shapes.

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Glass embedded with ceramic frit or UV patterns is for the birds

By April Gocha / June 6, 2014

Bird advocacy groups estimate that hundreds of millions of birds die every year from bird-on-glass collisions in the U.S. alone, but ceramic frit glass and UV-patterned glass can help birds see the glass to protect them from collisions.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 30, 2012

An artist’s representation of the proposed on-chip laser design, created via transfer printing of photonic crystal between layers of silicon nanomembrane. Credit: Hongjun Yang. Check ’em out: Printed photonic crystal mirrors shrink on-chip lasers down to size Electrical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Arlington have devised a new laser…

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