HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Korean Researchers Invent Bendable Battery
2/7/2013

Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea have developed, what they claim to be, the world's first imprintable and bendable lithium-ion battery. The move should hasten the adoption of mobile devices with flexible displays, such as Samsung's Youm flexible OLED, and potentially other flexible devices that are beginning to emerge.
Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea have developed, what they claim to be, the world's first imprintable and bendable lithium-ion battery. The move should hasten the adoption of mobile devices with flexible displays, such as Samsungís Youm flexible OLED, and potentially other flexible devices that are beginning to emerge.

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/5  >  >>
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Elizabeth M   2/26/2013 6:18:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Good point, I think I am with you there and am finding this out by having too many devices! I have both an iPad and a smartphone, and I find I use my smartphone much more and my iPad hardly at all, since I can do mostly the same things with my smartphone anyway. All in one is probably the best way to go, and the smaller and more flexible, the better.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Mydesign   2/25/2013 11:50:39 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Elizebeth, I would like to prefer an All – in – one device, which is more compactable and handy. Such all in one device can avoid the usage of many independent devices for each functionality.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Mydesign   2/25/2013 11:45:00 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Ann, now we have both the technologies, for flexible devices (flexible battery, screen etc) and tiny devices (small and wearable). So what I meant is which one is preferable for human advancement.

ChasChas
User Rank
Platinum
Almost there
ChasChas   2/22/2013 6:50:58 PM
NO RATINGS
 

Almost there.

Now make the batttery recharge when you bend it.

The uses would be unlimited.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Ann R. Thryft   2/19/2013 3:25:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Mydesign, I'm not sure what you mean. Can you clarify?

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Elizabeth M   2/19/2013 5:14:04 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Mydesign, that is always the question--whether we NEED any of these new-fangled devices. Well, as someone of the "less is more" persuasion, I would say we don't really NEED many things, especially new gadgets that will probably be quite expensive and end up in a pile with all the other gadgets we have. But will we want them and buy them? Probably. And are they cool and interesting to think about as we marvel over the cleverless of the design and the people working these devices? Most definitely.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Mydesign   2/18/2013 3:14:45 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"I think that's a brilliant idea. I've heard about flexible signage and using flexible solar panels on windows, and now we have flexible batteries, but combining them all together into a flexible, foldable, stowable tent sounds great."

Ann, great idea. But I think humans won't be that much flexible because of strong backbone (grin). Now the question is whether we need a flexible device or tiny, hand devices?

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Bendable Technology
Mydesign   2/18/2013 3:10:15 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Elizabeth, yes you are right. Now the question is when we can expect it or in reality. I think some of the latest offerings like thin client laptops can pave the way for that.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Ann R. Thryft   2/12/2013 4:16:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Mydesign, I agree about reliability and durability: All products should have these characteristics and not be throwaway.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Ann R. Thryft   2/12/2013 4:13:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Watashi, I think that's a brilliant idea. I've heard about flexible signage and using flexible solar panels on windows, and now we have flexible batteries, but combining them all together into a flexible, foldable, stowable tent sounds great.

<<  <  Page 2/5  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley's longest-running CEO, shares some of his thoughts on innovation, procrastination, and why you shouldn't put customers first.
Researchers at American University have produced chemically active structures that, not unlike living things, can actually do things on their own without an external power.
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service