News tagged with textile

Oldest textile dyed indigo blue found

A George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Curtains that 'quench' noise

Swiss researchers at Empa, in cooperation with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zürrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound. ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Woven electronics

Electrical engineers from ETH Zurich have devised intelligent textiles that already have electronic components such as sensors and conductive filaments woven into them. The advantage: the fabric can be mass-produced on conventional ...

dateJul 08, 2010 in Engineering
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Clothing the body electric

( -- Over the years, the telephone has gone mobile, from the house to the car to the pocket. The University of South Carolina's Xiaodong Li envisions even further integration of the cell phone – and just about ...

dateJun 29, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Paralysis promises smart silk technology

( —Oxford University researchers have harnessed the natural defence mechanism of silkworms, which causes paralysis, in what is a major step towards the large-scale production of silks with tailor-made properties.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Materials Science
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