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Normally fragile and brittle silicon chips have been made to bend and fold, paving the way for a new generation of flexible electronic devices.

The stretchy circuits could be used to build advanced brain implants, health monitors or smart clothing.

The complex devices consist of concertina-like folds of ultra-thin silicon bonded to sheets of rubber.

Smart clothing? Crysis nano suit!
post #2 of 15
Well, this concept has been around, such as watching tv on your arm or something. A flexible LCD screen would be funny lol
post #3 of 15
I bet it costs the same price as a WMD though.

It's good to hear that they can achieve such things, but i doubt this will hit the consumer market for years.
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i read this in PC World years ago. having a nano suit would be freakin sweet!
   
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post #5 of 15
Its funny how just by making a chip flexible is able to impart so many more options for its use.

LOL brain implants and nano suits. Getting closer.
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Bullet-proof nano suits sounds better though.
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My pants get better fps than your pants.
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Originally Posted by Schroedinger View Post
My pants get better fps than your pants.
LMFA0!!

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I can say for certain, only because of a small test cycle done by Naval Spec ops when I served from 93-99) that rudimentary "Nano" suits exist. Not in the form your thinking though. The military is thinking they can use them for stealth troops. You would be utterly amazed is all I will say.
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it's all about coming up with a proof of concept an working on making it cheaper. You can't just say something will be too expensive to make, and therefore shouldn't. You need to say we can make it--here's how...now tell me how to make it cheaper!

Sounds pretty cool though.
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