Today’s Spotlight features an image, courtesy of Seyed Mirvakili et al, showing a scanning electron micrograph of yarn made of niobium nanowires (gray background) with its conductive polymer coating rendered in pink and blue (inset).
Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is the capacity of their tiny batteries to deliver enough power to transmit data. Now, researchers at MIT and in Canada have found a promising new approach to delivering the short but intense bursts of power needed by such small devices.
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