Friday, June 13, 2003

E-textile updates

Via New Scientist, Super-strong nanotube threads created. "Clothes woven with electrically conducting threads are a significant step closer with the creation of super-strong carbon nanotube fibres up to 100 metres long. They are stronger than any natural or synthetic organic fibre known. Materials made from such strong threads could be used to make bullet-proof vests as light as a T-shirt. And their electrical properties could be harnessed to put microsensors into our clothes, measuring everything from temperature to heart rate."

Via boingboing, "Using an organic film electro-luminescent (EL) display, the wearable computer is being developed with a new information technology by a collaboration of academic institutes and electronic companies. The development is expected to help medical, firefighting, and farming workers."


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