iCandy: Electronics for Power and Play

A giant circuit breaker, a virtual pop star, and a wind turbine at a ballpark

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Photo: Greg Hren
MIT researchers have created an optical fiber whose brightness can be varied along its length. Its creators envision the flexible fiber being woven into “fabrics” that can be used to make 3-D displays and medical devices that can irradiate diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue unaffected.

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