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New Inventions For The 2020's by Edward Kane

  Consumer Electronics, Internet, Robots & Medicine                                             Source:  Amazon & Kindle New Book by Edward Kane If you're interested in top new inventions in consumer electronics, the internet, robots & medicine, you might want to take a look at journalist Edward Kane's just published book "New Inventions For The 2020's". It showcases the latest innovations that will enhance your life. It is available in paperback and as an e-book on Amazon and Kindle.  For a free preview,   I co-authored the book with Ed.

Morphing Robots

New Morphing Material Source:  Rice University Taking Complex Shapes Scientists at Rice University have created shape changing, morphing material.  The face in the photo takes shape when cooled and goes flat when heat is applied to it. The unique material they've innovated is a rubbery polymer. Nanoscale Tug of War At the nanoscale level there's a battle for control between liquid crystals and the elastomer in which they're embedded.  When cooled, the shape programmed into the crystal dominates.  When heated, the crystals relax and the material goes flat.  This innovation was just published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Soft Matter. Significant Applications This unique material is expected to have significant application for soft robots that morph into different shapes.  Also for medical devices that take preprogrammed shape at body temperature.  For more news stories on innovation go to