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4|17|2014 Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable, flexible band-shaped thermoelectric (TE) generator that ...

4|17|2014 Shipments of wearable computer devices will reach 19.2 million in 2014, roughly tripling from the previous year, and will climb to nearly 112 million units in ...

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