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Researchers Make Big Noise About Ionic Conductors

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November 18, 2013
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Researchers at Harvard University have developed a transparent stretchable hydrogel to conduct electricity to flexible devices like medical implants or wearable computers. As a proof of concept, the scientists have turned their hydrogel into a loudpseaker, so the curious can hear all about it. Ben Gruber reports.


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Swiss Engineers Bring Acoustic Solution to Noise Pollution

Swiss Engineers Bring Acoustic Solution to Noise Pollution

Reuters (Aug. 29, 2013) Swiss-based acoustic engineers are developing a sound tracking system they say will help regulators control traffic flow and reduce road noise. The World Health Organization says road noise is a major contributor to poor health in Europe but by monitoring traffic flow, the engineers think they can help. Tara Cleary reports.
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Don't Bet Against 3D Printing, Amazon's "Disruption"

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TheStreet (Jan. 14, 2014) "Big Bang Disruptors" can virtually devastate a business overnight through faster, cheaper and superior technology and that is exactly what 3D printers are doing, says Larry Downes, author of "Big Bang Disruption". As evidenced by the showing at this year's CES the price of 3D printers is coming down and the performance is going up. And for those wondering how to judge whether a company is a Big Bang Disruptor, Downes says look no further than Amazon due to its culture of innovation and undermining its own success.
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Mysterious Sky Humming Heard in Canadian Town

Mysterious Sky Humming Heard in Canadian Town

Newsy (Sep. 3, 2013) The people of Terrace, B.C. in Canada are hearing a bizarre humming noise in the sky. Kimberley Wookey caught the event on camera.
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