Textiles

09.24.14
Robotic fabric acts like a muscle, makes foam blocks wriggle
09.24.14

Robotic fabric acts like a muscle, makes foam blocks wriggle

When we think about robotics, we don't typically think about a lump of inert foam -- but with the...

By S. Buckley,   09.24.14
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06.10.11
Conductive nanocoating could lead to flexible, wearable devices, Lady Gaga sticks with meat suit
06.10.11

Conductive nanocoating could lead to flexible, wearable devices, Lady Gaga sticks with meat suit

Flexible is the new rigid in the gadget world, from OLED panels and e-paper displays to, of cou...

By J. Hicks,   06.10.11
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08.01.10
Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar surpasses nuclear, sewage-fueled rockets and the world's largest turbine
08.01.10

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar surpasses nuclear, sewage-fueled rockets and the world's largest turbine

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean te...

By Inhabitat,   08.01.10
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11.06.09
DIY sewable iPod remote takes just ten minutes, will absolutely warm your heart
11.06.09

DIY sewable iPod remote takes just ten minutes, will absolutely warm your heart

Okay, so we fully anticipate that creating the downright adorable object you see above will take f...

By D. Murph,   11.06.09
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07.01.09
Video: SCRATCHbot hunts like a rat for those trapped like one
07.01.09

Video: SCRATCHbot hunts like a rat for those trapped like one

Designed for search and rescue missions - which, let's face it, are only ever one loose word away f...

By Vlad Savov,   07.01.09
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03.21.07
Philips envisions electronic garb to hasten fitting room adventures
03.21.07

Philips envisions electronic garb to hasten fitting room adventures

It looks like the zany engineers at Philips are at it again, cranking out yet another patent applica...

By D. Murph,   03.21.07
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03.18.07
Zephyr's smart fabrics to gauge physiological data
03.18.07

Zephyr's smart fabrics to gauge physiological data

Although soldiers of the future (the non-robotic variety, that is) could very well rock tactile disp...

By D. Murph,   03.18.07
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02.26.07
Keepin' it real fake, part XLVII: "Offline" Google store
02.26.07

Keepin' it real fake, part XLVII: "Offline" Google store

Wander past this ill-dubbed Google store and you'll find yourself puzzled as to why you can't locat...

By Jeannie Choe,   02.26.07
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02.22.07
Microscopic chain mail could embed sensors, electronics into clothing
02.22.07

Microscopic chain mail could embed sensors, electronics into clothing

It won't be too long before those new threads sport some kind of socially-infused assistants or hel...

By D. Murph,   02.22.07
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