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2011-11-22 12:19:28

As the market for liquid crystal displays and other electronics continues to drive up the price of indium – the material used to make the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrodes in these devices – scientists have been searching for a less costly and more dynamic alternative, particularly for use in future flexible electronics.   Besides its high price, ITO has several drawbacks. It's brittle, making it impractical for use in flexible displays and solar cells, and...


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Anna Fisher
2012-09-05 10:20:17

Anna Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. She was born Anna Lee Tingle on August 24, 1949 in New York City. She grew up in San Pedro, California and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1967. She went on to attend the University of California Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Fisher remained at UCLA to start graduate school in chemistry, focusing on x-ray crystallographic studies, and received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1976.  The...

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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'