Tag Archives: Textile

10Apr/15

Scientists in a spin over synthetic spider silk

BAYREUTH, GERMANY (REUTERS) – It’s strong enough to capture prey and is so durable it could be woven into a fabric. Yet creating a synthetic version of spider silk has challenged researchers, because it’s extremely difficul to harvest silk from the insects.
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23Mar/15

Xelflex smart fabric gives intelligent feedback for athletes

Xelflex is wearable technology that its inventor believes combines science with fashion. Using thread-like fibre-optic sensors stitched directly in the garment, athletic clothing using Xelflex technology aims to provide intelligent information to sports enthusiasts and improve their technique.

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