Washington State Magazine

WSM is published by the Board of Regents of Washington State University.

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WSM covers news and issues of interest to Washington State University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and the people of Washington from Seattle to St. John. It fosters a sense of connection to the University and of shared community among alumni, students, faculty, and friends.

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Regardless of age or location, our readership core shares a relationship to Washington State University. In addition, 65 percent of our readers call the state of Washington home. So we're not only Washington State University's magazine, we're also your Washington state magazine.


The majority of readers are alumni, faculty, and staff of Washington State University, as well as selected donors to the University. In addition, nearly 14,000 parents of current students receive the winter issue of the magazine.

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Soft Material-Enabled, Flexible Hybrid Electronics for Medicine, Healthcare, and Human-Machine Interfaces

Apr 08, 2020 | Robert Herbert, Jong-Hoon Kim, Yun Soung Kim, HyeMoon Lee,Woon-Hong Yeo

Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), designed in wearable and implantable configurations, have enormous applications in advanced healthcare, rapid disease diagnostics, and persistent human-machine interfaces. Soft, contoured geometries and time-dynamic deformation of the targeted tissues require high flexibility and stretchability of the integrated bioelectronics. Recent progress in developing and engineering soft materials has provided a unique opportunity to design various types of mechanically compliant and deformable systems. Here, we summarize the required properties of soft materials and their characteristics for configuring sensing and substrate components in wearable and implantable devices and systems. Details of functionality and sensitivity of the recently developed FHE are discussed with the application areas in medicine, healthcare, and machine interactions. This review concludes with a discussion on limitations of current materials, key requirements for next generation materials, and new application areas....

Breakthrough in Molecular Design Could Unleash the Full Speed of the Internet

Jan 17, 2007 | Cherie Winner, WSU News Service

Researchers at Washington State University have created design guidelines for new molecules that could enhance the speed of internet communications and other optical technologies....

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