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MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

Researchers from MIT have developed light detecting fibers that can be manipulated into a web and applied on clothing to form a flexible camera. Such fiber web could be utilized in military uniform, where the fabric would allow the soldiers ...

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Locating Tunnel Excavations

Locating Tunnel Excavations

Engineers at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, are applying electro-optic technology to locate tunnels used by terrorists to smuggle weaponry. The research, led by Dr. Assaf Klar and Dr. Raphael Linker of the faculty of civil and environmental engineering, ...

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SuperThread – Strongest Carbon Nanotube Ever

SuperThread – Strongest Carbon Nanotube Ever

Yuntian Zhu, a Los Alamos scientist, has recently developed carbon-nanotube fibers (CNT) that may prove to be some of the strongest materials on Earth. These CNTs are 100 times stronger than steel (pound for pound for the same weight), tougher ...

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TRON – High-Tech Identification System

TRON –  High-Tech Identification System

The Air Force Research Laboratory teamed up with Ohio based Company Lumitex in order to develop the Target Recognition Operator Notification system (TRON). TRON is an Infra-Red (IR) device that uses a thin and flexible fiber optic woven cloth to ...

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Ultra Small Switches

Ultra Small Switches

A team of researchers at the University of St. Andrews, in the U.K., has developed one of the smallest optical switches ever made. This switch, measuring about one tenth the size of a human hair, may eventually be used in ...

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Improving Optical Fiber Accuracy

Improving Optical Fiber Accuracy

A team of scientists from the Material Research Institute (MRI) at Pennsylvania State University have developed a device that efficiently makes laser-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber connections within optical fiber packages. Their invention, which offers a new economically viable method for aligning ...

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