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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 Samsung’s Youm flexible OLED, and potentially other flexible devices that are beginning to emerge.

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Elizabeth M
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Re: First touchscreens, now flexibility
Elizabeth M   3/11/2013 8:27:07 AM
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Well I thought you might want to know, Mydesign...all it took was a simple rebooting of my iPad to get it to like the wireless network. So I am now able to use it with my WiFi! I remember always being snarky when an IT person at a company would tell me to "reboot" when I had a computer problem at work...however, it sometimes is the simplest fix that gets things working properly again.

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Mydesign   3/8/2013 5:15:08 AM
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"I do use it, Mydesign, when I can actually download books! I just have a big problem with my iPad not connecting to my Internet at home...but sometimes it works. "

Elizabeth, I think the issue is with your service provider. Either it may exceed the data quota or an issue with bandwidth.

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Elizabeth M   3/7/2013 8:00:58 AM
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I do use it, Mydesign, when I can actually download books! I just have a big problem with my iPad not connecting to my Internet at home...but sometimes it works. I will troubleshoot and see if I can make it happen...thanks for the nudge! :)

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Mydesign   3/6/2013 11:38:40 PM
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"for me, the most helpful application I found was iBooks (because of my love of reading--I liked that I could have books on my device)"

Elizabeth, then you has to use it. Eventhough I have the same Toshiba utility-e book reader, still I hadn't used it because I don't have habit of reading books

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Elizabeth M   2/28/2013 3:57:46 AM
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Yes, I do know some people who swear by their iPads, but for me, the most helpful application I found was iBooks (because of my love of reading--I liked that I could have books on my device). But then the device for some reason is incompatible with my home WiFi network here in Portugal (and I'm not exactly techie enough to figure out how! Have had similar problems with Apple products and WiFi in Europe)...so I can't even download books! Quite an expensive toy not to be using it..

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Mydesign   2/27/2013 10:52:20 PM
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Elizabeth, exactly. I think most of the peoples have a similar thought. Even am using my IPad rarely in house or office. Much of the usages are while travelling either to browse or watch movies.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/27/2013 5:25:01 AM
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Well, these are all great ideas! I will refrain from asking how it can be done and leave that up to people way smarter than me to figure it out!

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Ann R. Thryft   2/26/2013 12:39:06 PM
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Mydesign, thanks for clarifying. I should think we want both.

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ChasChas   2/26/2013 7:16:09 AM
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If bending the battery would also charge it:

Smart clothing would stay charged via body movement.

Batteries in you shoe soles could power everything you carry - flashlight, iPod, phone, for as long as you care to walk. The infantry could really benefit from this.

Batteries in your car springs would get energy from the bumps in the road.

Flags flapping in the breeze could sing thier own anthems.

You said "How?" didn't you? The word that spoils dreams!

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   2/26/2013 6:41:04 AM
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Great idea, ChasChas...but how might engineers pull that off? Harvest energy from the fingertips or the action of bending the battery, perhaps?

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