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Water Repellent Fabric

Water Repellent Fabric

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new fabric that effectively repels water. Drops of water falling on the fabric form into spherical balls on the surface and fall off without making the fabric wet when as little ...

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Optical Textiles Monitor MRI Patients

Optical Textiles Monitor MRI Patients

Researchers at the OFSETH project have developed optical textiles to monitor MRI patients, especially those under anesthesia, during their scans. These wearable systems permit health professionals to watch patient heart rate, respiration, and other potential signs of patient distress. MRI ...

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Soft House

Soft House

Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA), a firm founded by associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Sheila Kennedy, is working on a project called the ”Soft House”. KVA Matx’s Soft House uses curtains and textiles for energy harvesting, ...

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