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E-textiles conference call for papers

The third annual E-Textiles Network conference will be held as a hybrid event from 3–4 November 2021 in Manchester, UK, and online.

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New fabrics powered by their environment

A method for transforming fabrics into battery-free wearables that are also resistant to laundering has been developed by engineers at Purdue University.

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MIT energy scavengers

Electrochemistry without wires using nanotubes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting...

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New intelligent textiles for composites

Luminous and temperature-sensitive composite textiles have been developed by Porcher Industries for which applications in a wide number of markets, including aeronautics, automotive, industry, construction,...

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From analog to digital for fibres

MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics, headed by smart fabrics pioneer Yoel Fink, is behind the new fibre that can digitally sense, store and then analyse...

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Sealant patch to stem bleeding during surgery

A haemostatic sealant patch made using an advanced textile impregnation technology could soon be used to resolve complex bleeding in patients undergoing general surgery.

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ETH Graphene

Separate properties in graphene flakes

Researchers at ETH Zürich in Switzerland have succeeded in turning specially prepared graphene flakes into either insulators or superconductors by applying an electric voltage.

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Safer EV batteries with Kevlar MicroCore

DuPont’s new Kevlar MicroCore is a highly temperature-resistant, superfine fibre material planned for use in battery separators to help address the growing demand for safer,...

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Herriott Watt

Increasing the power of textile TENGs

The development of a friction-based wearable autonomous energy system is the aim of a new project being led by Heriot-Watt University’s Research Institute for Flexible...

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Living materials 3D printed from algae

Three-dimensional printers and a new bio-printing technique have been combined to print algae into living, photosynthetic materials that are tough and resilient.

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Automotive inroads for Loomia

Loomia Technologies, based in Culver City, California, USA, has partnered with the Global Alliance Automotive to promote the use of soft-circuit technology in the automotive...

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psychology and neuroscience research bitbrain

Final projects for SmartX announced

The third and final SmartX funding call has concluded with six projects involving 13 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from eight countries receiving funding, selected...

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Stable inkjet printed circuits for wearables

New inks developed at Imperial College London and the Polytechnic of Milan provide a pathway to wearable devices – health monitors, body warmers, radio frequency...

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Electrically activated glue for internal surgery

A team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed a device that offers a quicker and less-invasive way to seal tears...

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Focal vibration for rapid relief from sports injuries

Myovolt, the Christchurch, New Zealand-based pioneer of patented wearable recovery technology, is launching four new products exploiting focal vibration to massage muscles, stimulate blood flow,...

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World patent for shape-shifting, self-powered smart knits

An International Patent entitled Topographically conforming self-fitting garments made of active materials, follows work done by researchers at the University of Minnesota in partnership with...

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