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Electric textile lights a lamp as it is stretched

Gothenburg - Scientists have developed an electric textile that can generate sufficient power to light a lamp as it is stretched. This happens through the conversion of kinetic energy into electric power.

Ready for a long, hot summer? Self-cooling clothing could help

University of California San Diego scientists have developed a low-cost plastic material which can act as the base material for clothing that cools down the wearer.

Super-fabric cools down the person wearing it

While it’s easy to wrap up warm in the winter, it’s harder to cool down in the summer. Only so many clothes can be taken off. To help with this physicists have developed a new cooling fabric.

Google Project Jacquard: Control devices by touching your clothes

Google showed off a unique and innovative new product at its I/O developers conference in San Francisco recently. Called Project Jacquard, this new tech lets people control their devices by touching and swiping pieces of interactive fabric in clothes.

A round-up of the fabric innovations at Heimtextil 2015

The massive Hemitextil fabric show in Germany earlier this month yielded a few interesting developments in the world of textiles. As the major suppliers unveiled new designs, the event showcased the latest developments including 3D printing new designs.

Toyota seat fabric may result in recall

Toyota - A seat fabric problem may not lead to Toyota’s unraveling, but the latest recall action from the Japanese manufacturers continues to lead to speculation the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t have a good handle on product quality.

Stronger and longer: New cotton fiber developed

Dallas - A research team have increased the length of cotton fiber by at least 5 millimeters, or 17 percent, compared to the control plants in their experiment. This is expected to lead to better and stronger quality cotton.

Op-Ed: Eco-Tech Craze Produces a Solar-Powered Necktie?

With new forms of solar-powered products hitting the market each year, some very odd as well as handy products are finding their way into the commercial markets, one of them being a solar-powered necktie.
 

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A view from the window decorated with European style curtain.
Google s Project Jacquard interactive fabric
Google's Project Jacquard interactive fabric
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At the IHT Luxury Conference on Friday  Bono described Africa as  remarkable creative  and entrepren...
At the IHT Luxury Conference on Friday, Bono described Africa as "remarkable creative, and entrepreneurial," and reminisced about conversations he shared with friends at EDUN's launch in 2005. "Our African friends said to us... 'Is it another charitable project?' And we're like, 'No, it's a business.' 'Oh thank GOD.'"
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These bolts of cloth are like those used to make children s clothes  that women still buy for those ...
These bolts of cloth are like those used to make children's clothes, that women still buy for those reasons, in small towns like La Grande, Oregon.
Google s Project Jacquard interactive clothing
Google's Project Jacquard interactive clothing
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