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September 17, 2021


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Smart glove translates sign language The glove is worn on the user’s right hand and is paired via Bluetooth to a subscription-based app for smartphone. Read more… How to Crochet a Pumpkin Use simple crochet stitches to make an adorable pumpkin! You'll love this soft and squishy gourd, and with its sweet smiling face. It's a fast project. Read more…
Do You Wash Your New Clothes Before You Wear Them? If you don't ... you might want to start. Read more… Wearable keyboard is MIDI capable The prototype KnittedKeyboard II utilizes digital knitting technology, utilizing intarsia, interlock patterning and a collection of functional (electrically-conductive and thermoplastic) and non-functional (polyester) fibers. Read more…
Yarn biodegrades for sustainable athletic garments The collection includes four new styles, which have been made with a functional fabric called Fitter, which uses Fulgar’s biodegradable Amni Soul Eco 6,6 polyamide yarn. According to Fulgar, Amni Soul Eco biodegrades in about five years in anaerobic landfills. Read more… How to Stretch the Waistline of Your Pants for a Little Extra Room You can work with a tailor to get custom-made pants or get your store-bought pants let out a little, but if you just need a little more room, you can try stretching them out at home for a little more breathing room. Read more…
adidas, Allbirds collaboration produces low-carbon running shoe The companies say that the Futurecraft.Footprint was produced with 63 percent lower emissions when compared to a comparable shoe. Read more… DefeXtiles' Sustainable 3D Printed Fabric Has the Potential to Revolutionize Textiles Thanks to intelligent engineering, these textiles are flexible, durable, and versatile. Read more…
How 2 retired scientists developed a recycled leather product that's being adopted by major retailer Pennsylvania-based firm Sustainable Composites, founded in 2012, developed Enspire Leather, a recycled leather product that replicates the look, feel, smell, and performance of tanned hide at half the cost. Read more… 6000 strands of yarn on the Asbury Park boardwalk weave a story The Wooden Walls Mural Project is a collaborative initiative that brings art to Asbury Park to enrich the socio-cultural and socio-economic landscape in a thoughtful way Read more…
Washable, battery-free, wearable alternative developed at Purdue This makes it possible to transform any conventional fabric items into battery-free wearables. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile. Energy can be harvested from Wi-Fi or radio waves. Read more… US UNIVERSITY PURDUE'S FLEXILAB MAKING INTERNET OF THINGS PRACTICAL The FlexiLab has already come out with innovations such as the ones which allow any paper notebook to be used as a tablet, change of the volume of music just by touching one’s clothes, and disposable smart bandages which monitor and heal the wound. Read more…
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