Researchers from the University of Cambridge have joined other European scientists in the development of semiconducting polymers that resist degrading in hot water.
Apparently, the plastic electronics survive because of inorganic-organic hybrid materials that carry platinum. According to the researchers, the material withstood near-boiling water overnight, as well as exposure to air and white light for several months.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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