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Spray on antennas to connect everyday objects to the internet

Scientists at Drexel University in the US have created spray on antennas that perform as well as current antennas found in phones, routers and other gadgets. They have used a 2D metallic material called MXene, which they say can be painted onto everyday objects - widening the scope of the Internet of Things considerably. Professor Yury Gogotsi, who lead the project, explains how this new material can be applied and used.

(Image: "Spray painting" invisibly thin antennas, Credit: Drexel University/Kanit Hantanasirisakul.)

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