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Engineers mix and match materials to make new stretchy electronics | MIT News

At the heart of any electronic device is a cold, hard computer chip, covered in a miniature city of transistors and other semiconducting elements. Because computer chips are rigid, the electronic devices that they power, such as our smartphones, laptops, watches, and televisions, are similarly inflexible.

Now a process developed by MIT engineers may be the key to manufacturing flexible electronics with multiple functionalities in a cost-effective way.

The process is called  “remote epitaxy” and involves growing thin films of semiconducting material on a large, thick wafer of the same material, which is covered in an intermediate layer of graphene.

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Electoral college explained: how the US election is an uphill battle for Biden | US news

Who elects the US president?

When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.

Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed

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Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

LSU Faculty Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

June 3, 6:20 a.m. The Faculty Council at Louisiana State University has passed a resolution calling for the university to require all students to be vaccinated by the fall.

Kevin Cope, a faculty member, told WWL News, “It has not been clear to the administration the depth at which the faculty feels anxiety or concern about the situation on campus.”

However, state attorney general Jeff Landry sent a letter to university leaders saying a mandate would violate state and federal laws.

— Scott Jaschik

Indiana U Will Require Vaccination, but Not Proof


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US Elections 2020: What is the Electoral College? | US Elections 2020 News

The United States presidential election on November 3 is rapidly approaching and President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, are in the final stretch of campaigning.

But to understand how the country’s next leader will be chosen, one must first understand a system known as the Electoral College.

In the US, the president and vice president are not decided by which candidate receives the most votes overall in the country, even though US voters do directly select a preferred choice on their ballots.

Instead, it all comes down to Electoral College voters.

Who are these

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2020 RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report | News

SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft has placed first in RESCUECOM’s computer reliability report, followed by Lenovo in second place and Apple in third.

The Most Reliable Brand

The major takeaway from this year’s rankings is Microsoft’s computer reliability score eclipsing those of its competitors. Despite persistent Windows issues requiring virus removal, Microsoft continues to produce hardware with good performance and great computer reliability. Their development of cutting-edge technology backed by computer reliability makes Microsoft a powerful force in the computer industry.

Fortunately for customers committed to buying from the most reliable computer brand around, the Microsoft

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