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Absorption and inactivation with polyamide and zinc

A polyamide fabric embedded with zinc ions has successfully inactivated 99% of the viruses that cause Covid-19 and the common flu (influenza) in research involving...

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Wired for sound and movement

In the Tapis Magique project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet has been developed to generate three-dimensional...

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Zoom for assisted reality headsets

Vancouver, Washington, USA-based RealWear is expanding the use of its assisted reality headset devices with Zoom-enabled communications to frontline workers globally at ExxonMobil.

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Extreme stretch for next-generation wearables

Flexible electroluminescent materials for wearable devices have been developed at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea.

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High-strength genetically engineered bacteria

Amyloid silk hybrid proteins have been turned into fibres that are stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks by engineers at Washington University in...

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Printed biosensor for internal recording and imaging

A patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in three dimensions using an automated printing system could be used by surgeons to localise critical...

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Improving vital signs readings with nanotube threads

Functions such as heart rate monitoring and continuous electrocardiogram readings can be enhanced by conductive nanotube threads stitched into regular apparel.

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Covid-19 has accelerated the need for non-contact monitoring

New York, USA-based Nanowear is currently running an expanded coronavirus (Covid-19) remote diagnostic research project with Hackensack Meridian Health Systems, the largest hospital system in...

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Biocompatible superglue for intestinal wounds

Empa researchers have developed a polymer patch that can be used to stably bond and seal internal injuries to the intestine.

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Giant power factor achieved with nanotube fibres

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibres and sewn into fabrics can become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other...

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