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Myant & STOLL unveil the digital textile factory

Myant & STOLL unveil the digital textile factory

May 14, 2018 United States
The Myant & STOLL collaboration revolutionizes localized production with a one-stop, virtual factory that provides solutions for R&D, design, and manufacturing at scale.
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Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

Apr 23, 2018 Russia
Researchers have discovered a method to modify and use the one-atom thin conductor of current and heat, graphene without destroying it. Thanks to the novel method, the researchers were able to synthesize on single-layer graphene a well-structured polymer with a strong covalent bond, which they called 'polymer carpets'. T
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Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

Apr 11, 2018 United States
The exercise-tracking power of a Fitbit may soon jump from your wrist and into your clothing. Researchers are seeking to embed electronics such as fitness trackers and health monitors into our shirts, hats, and shoes. But no one wants stiff copper wires or silicon transistors deforming their clothing or poking into their skin.
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Smart socks for diabetics

Smart socks for diabetics

Apr 9, 2018 United States
The first textile with microsensors woven directly into the fabric. These virtually invisible sensors are seamlessly integrated into the socks to monitor temperature changes on the bottom of the feet.
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Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched

Mar 26, 2018 Sweden
Researchers have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes the more electricity it generates.
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Squid skin could be the solution to new materials

Squid skin could be the solution to new materials

Mar 8, 2018 United States
Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to replicate the spectacle. But new research brings us a step closer.
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Government of Canada's new innovation program

Government of Canada's new innovation program

Feb 21, 2018 Canada
$950-million investment positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors
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Heating technology for outdoor clothing

Heating technology for outdoor clothing

Feb 7, 2018 United States
A powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating, a thin lightweight and durable heating solution for outdoor clothing that is designed to be easily integrated into garments.
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Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Feb 2, 2018 Israel
Sensil® represents NILIT's new way to convey the many benefits of its premium Nylon 6.6 products to consumers looking for value, performance, and quality.
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Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Jan 29, 2018 United States
New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.
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Research team develops electronic skin

Research team develops electronic skin

Jan 26, 2018 Germany
At first glance, the shiny little gold elements look like a modern tattoo. But on this extremely thin, almost invisible foil that sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin, there are sensors which provide people with a "sixth sense" for magnetic fields.