News tagged with polymer film

The Webb Telescope's 'Golden Spider'

What looks like a giant golden spider weaving a web of cables and cords, is actually ground support equipment, including the Optical Telescope Simulator (OSIM), for the James Webb Space Telescope. OSIM's ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Touchscreens made of carbon

Touchscreens are in -- although the technology still has its price. The little screens contain rare and expensive elements. This is the reason why researchers at Fraunhofer are coming up with an alternative display made of ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Making light work of artificial muscles

A new form of self-assembling polymer film that bends and stretches when hit by light is pointing the way to a new family of functional materials. This flexing film is the first material to have been made ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Polymers
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