Archive: April 2023

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Knitted robotic textile for hand oedema patients

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, have developed a knitted wearable tool to treat hand oedema – swelling caused by excess fluid...

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Battery prototype with fibre-shaped cathode

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a cathode in the shape of a thread-like fibre, which was then used to create a zinc-ion...

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Antimicrobial smart fabric could measure heart rate and heal itself

An international team of scientists has developed a simple metallic coating treatment for clothing or wearable textiles that can repair itself, repel bacteria from the...

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Programmable smart fabric responds to temperature and electricity

A new smart material developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, is activated by both heat and electricity.

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Robot caterpillar demonstrates new approach to locomotion

Researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated a caterpillar-like soft robot that can move forwards, backwards and dip under narrow spaces.

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Affordable smart fabrics woven on industrial looms

Researchers have developed next-generation smart textiles, incorporating light-emitting diodes, sensors, energy harvesting and storage, that can be produced inexpensively, in any shape or size, using...

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Nanocellulose wound dressing that reveals early signs of infection

A nanocellulose wound dressing that can reveal early signs of infection without interfering with the healing process has been developed by researchers at Linköping University,...

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Electrically conductive and thermally insulating nonwovens

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, have developed electrospun nonwovens that exhibit an unusual combination of high electrical conductivity and extremely low thermal conductivity.

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