August 9, 2013
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New insights into the polymer mystique for conducting charges

With its ever-escalating pursuit of high efficiency and low cost, the electronics industry prizes understanding specific behaviors of polymers. Now there’s help in appreciating the polymer mystique related to the emerging field of molecular conduction … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013
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‘Impossible’ material made with record-breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities

A novel material with world record-breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers in Sweden. The magnesium carbonate material that has been given the name Upsalite is foreseen to reduce the amount of energy nee… Continue reading

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May 10, 2013
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New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics

Researchers have managed to give graphene magnetic properties. The breakthrough opens the door to the development of graphene-based spintronic devices, that is, devices based on the spin or rotation of the electron, and could transform the electronics … Continue reading

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May 27, 2011
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What Really Happens to Your E-Waste

In an enormous warehouse just outside Chicago, pallets of computer monitors, hard drives and keyboards wait for disassembly. Bales of wires stand ready for pickup. Buckets of printed circuit boards glint with copper and gold. Intercon Solutions is one of the nation’s largest e-waste recyclers, pulling in $7.5 million in revenue last year through its [...] Continue reading

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March 15, 2011
by Reduce
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Mitsubishi Chemical Announces Organic Photovoltaic

Last week Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. announced the world’s first conversion type organic photovoltaic (OPV). Sure, it sounds scientific and cool, but why is this significant? Most photovoltaic (PV) cells use silicon and glass, which can be expensive to produce and bulky to install. Mitsubishi’s OPV uses organic compounds applied to a film substrate, so each [...] Continue reading

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August 25, 2010
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Dell Sets Packaging Bar High For Electronics Industry

Technological advances and stringent legislation have made 2010 a big year for the electronics industry.
But despite a high interest in e-waste exportation and the development of sleeker designs that allow for easier recycling, many manufacturers are still skipping over one important detail: packaging.
In 2008, Dell announced a plan to revolutionize computer packaging by using recycled [...] Continue reading

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July 13, 2010
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E-Wasted Time: The Hazardous Lag in Comprehensive Regulation of the Electronics Recycling Industry in the United States

This paper seeks to address the status of electronics recycling regulation in the US, as well as how this regulatory climate influences industry practice.

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