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The future of wearables: Silkworms fed graphene produce ‘super silk’

October 17th, 2016 at 7:15 am » Comments Off

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly strong, flexible, light and conductive – has now been fed to larval silkworms which then created “mechanically enhanced silk”.



Clothing made entirely by robots is getting closer

October 11th, 2016 at 6:14 am » Comments Off

  When it comes to stitching together complex garments, dexterous human hands are still far superior to rigid robot arms. Much of the garment production process is already automated, from picking cotton to spinning yarn to cutting clothes. Some specialist machines can even sew buttons or pockets. However, no commercial robot had been able to piece […]



The end of air conditioning? Scientists develop clothing that cools the body .

September 8th, 2016 at 6:13 am » Comments Off

  An end to arguments over the temperature of office air conditioning could be on the horizon after scientists invented a material which cools the body by 4F. The new cloth reflects sunlight while also allowing heat radiating from a person’s body to escape.



WiFi Signals Can ID You by Your Body Shape

August 30th, 2016 at 6:10 am » Comments Off

With the Internet of Things slated to have tens of billions of connected devices by 2020, one of the most crucial design considerations for internet-connected products is figuring out how to seamlessly integrate these devices into everyday life. In this respect, teaching machines how to identify the individuals they are interacting with is paramount—it will […]



Virtual Reality ‘Sunglasses’ Launching This Year

August 25th, 2016 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for virtual reality headsets the size of “normal-looking glasses” may well be realized 10 years ahead of schedule after a Chinese firm announced plans to release lightweight goggles later this year. VR startup Dlodlo said its V1 headset would “redefine” virtual reality glasses when it is released in October, leaving behind the […]



The Future of the Internet of Things: 16 Stunning Statistics

August 21st, 2016 at 6:10 am » Comments Off

When we started this decade, the Internet of Things was a basically a buzzword, talked about by a few, acted upon by fewer, a challenge to save for the future, like 2015 or 2020.



Scientists create self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

August 13th, 2016 at 6:27 am » Comments Off

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.



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