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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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