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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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Fibroline

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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Rochester

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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