Tag: industrial applications

Silver Imbedded Keyboard Can be Cleaned in the Dishwasher

Silver Imbedded Keyboard Can be Cleaned in the Dishwasher

The first backlit, rigid plastic, waterproof keyboard constructed with silver-based antimicrobial protection to limit transmission of germs, bacteria and mold is now available, according to WetKeys Washable Keyboards, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company. The Silver Seal Glow keyboard uses waterproof LED lighting adjustable in 3 levels to backlight keys, making it useful for low-light environments such as operating suites, laboratories and hospital wards. The keyboard is completely submersible, and can be cleaned using healthcare grade disinfectants, or even in an automatic dishwasher, officials say.

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Nanosilver and Nanopaper Team Up to Produce Low-Cost Sensors

Nanosilver and Nanopaper Team Up to Produce Low-Cost Sensors

Nanotechnology has come to paper. Although the special paper is made from cellulose, like regular paper, the cellulose fibers are on a nanoscale, which gives it lower surface roughness and much higher transparency than traditional paper.

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Apple Exploring Silver Nanowires for New iPad Pro Screen

Apple Exploring Silver Nanowires for New iPad Pro Screen

Apple watchers say that the company’s upcoming iPad Pro could have a flexible display coated with silver nanowires (AgNW) that works with “Force Touch,” a feature that the company first used on its 2015 MacBook notebooks. The feature allows the display to distinguish among different finger pressures allowing, say, a video to play faster when pressed harder.

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Physical Silver: Four Cases Of Industrial Advances

Physical Silver: Four Cases Of Industrial Advances

This article details several cases in which silver helps several industry types in making advances: agriculture, health and electricity. This is an excerpt from the latest newsletter released by The Silver Institute.

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Silver Helps Speed Up Touchscreen Production

Silver Helps Speed Up Touchscreen Production

Touchscreens are easy to use but challenging to manufacture because their inner workings are more complex than many everyday users might imagine. When you poke at a touchscreen, a microscopic conductor track detects the touch and sends that signal to larger conductor tracks on the outside of the screen. These macroscopic tracks collect and aggregate that signal with those coming from other microscopic conductor tracks. Until now, it took several production stages to create these differentsized tracks. However, researchers have introduced a process to construct a basic building block of touchscreens in one step.

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Save Money, Keep Warm by Wearing Nanosilver Clothing

Save Money, Keep Warm by Wearing Nanosilver Clothing

Indoor heating accounts for about half of the world’s energy consumption, according to the International Energy Agency, so researchers at Stanford University wondered if wearing clothes with imbedded silver nanowires would allow people to lower their thermostats. These clothes would also keep people comfortable in cold weather outside.

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Silver Nanowires To Replace Expensive Compound In Touchscreens And TVs

Silver Nanowires To Replace Expensive Compound In Touchscreens And TVs

Indium tin-oxide is widely used in touchscreens, plasma televisions and flexible electronics because of its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency. However, this compound is becoming more expensive and engineers are seeking an alternative. One substitute may be silver nanowires embedded in flexible polymers.

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How Silver Enhances Healthcare And Optical Effects

How Silver Enhances Healthcare And Optical Effects

In its monthly industry release, The Silver Institute reported once again new applications of silver in products across several industries. The Silver Institute has written extensively how silver has helped breakthrough improvements in product development and industries.

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Infographic: The Many Phases Of Silver

Infographic: The Many Phases Of Silver

Like the moon, silver has many phases and is the most dynamic of the precious metals. Its dynamic properties give it the most uses of any metal, which include those in commerce, health and industry. In its first phase, silver acted as a monetary metal. This infographic describes how the Persian empire, the Greek and Roman empires had used silver in their economic and monetary system. In the second phase, silver was a health metal. In phase 3, silver played a role as an industrial metal; today, silver has thousands of uses.

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A Silver Nanoparticle Problem that Nobody Knew About is Solved

A Silver Nanoparticle Problem that Nobody Knew About is Solved

It turns out that silver nanoparticles are not as solid as initially thought, making their use in electronic components and circuits a bit challenging as gadgets become increasingly smaller. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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Silver Weaves Its Way Into A New World Of Wearable Technology

Silver Weaves Its Way Into A New World Of Wearable Technology

Integrating technology into everyday wear – with the invisible silver threads – is high on the Ralph Lauren company agenda. They expect these tech-fashion products to represent a significant slice of a projected multi-billion dollar business in contemporary street wear.

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Silver’s Value In 3-D Printing And Curing Cancer

Silver’s Value In 3-D Printing And Curing Cancer

In its monthly industry release, The Silver Institute reported once again new applications of silver in products across several industries, in particular health. In this month’s edition, readers get some very interesting insights in how physical silver creates values in 3-D Printing, but, even more interestingly, how heating silver nanoparticles can help in killing cancer cells.

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Silver Particles Carry Drugs to Tumors

Silver Particles Carry Drugs to Tumors

Piggybacking drugs on silver particles that pierce tumor cells and offload the chemicals is not a new idea, but a uniquely designed nanoparticle offers improvements over current techniques, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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