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A suspension of copper particles fixes breaks in electronic connections, providing a possible way to heal damaged circuits.

A new technique for self-healing the flexible electronics

Flexible electronics isn’t a new technology, but it has achieved remarkable progress over the past years and its importance to other industries have increased....
Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have designed the first fully flexible, battery-free “rectenna” — a device that converts energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity — that could be used to power flexible and wearable electronics, medical devices, and sensors for the “internet of things.” Image: Christine Daniloff

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

MIT scientists have taken a step forward with a device that can potentially convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity. Usually, rectennas are used to...
A new organic plastic allows electronics to function in extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood)

High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

Most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. Now, scientists at Purdue University have blended two organic materials together and created electronics that can withstand extreme...
Scientist Have a Crazy Plan for Cooling Future Computers with Jumping Water Droplets

Scientist Have a Crazy Plan for Cooling Future Computers with Jumping Water Droplets

Computer chips get hot when used extensively. Hence they slow down and become less reliable. A better cooling system will enable faster computers, longer-lasting...
Researchers 'Iron Out' Graphene's Wrinkles

Researchers ‘Iron Out’ Graphene’s Wrinkles

Scientists at MIT found a way to fabricate graphene with fewer wrinkles. This technique could efficiently produce wafer-scale, "single-domain" graphene i.e., single layers of...