News tagged with fabric

Smart components that assemble themselves

Skylar Tibbits SM '10 was constructing a massive museum installation with thousands of pieces when he had an epiphany. "Imagine yourself facing months on end assembling this thing, thinking there's got to be a better way," ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Bake your own droplet lens

A droplet of clear liquid can bend light, acting as a lens. Now, by exploiting this well-known phenomenon, researchers have developed a new process to create inexpensive high quality lenses that will cost less than a penny ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Converting waste heat into electricity

Bruce White worked with semiconductors and transistors at Motorola and Texas Instruments. But when he left industry for a position on Binghamton University's faculty, the materials scientist decided to take his research in ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene circuit ready for wireless

( —IBM researchers have built the world's most advanced fully functional integrated circuit made of wafer-scale graphene – a novel semiconductor material that has the potential to improve today's wireless devices ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Stain-free, self-cleaning clothing on the horizon

( —Since 2011, the Harvard research team that created Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces has demonstrated a spate of sleek applications for the super-slick coating known as SLIPS, which repels nearly any substance ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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