Research produces a supercharged textile finish

August 1st, 2023

Scientists have developed a simple metallic textile finish for clothing or wearable textiles that can repair itself, repel bacteria from the wearer and even monitor a person’s electrocardiogram (ECG) heart signals. Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia, North Carolina State University and South Korea say the conductive circuits created by liquid metal (LM) particles could […]

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Fabric frustrations for great white sharks

March 1st, 2020

Great white sharks, responsible for most unprovoked attacks on humans, were part of a field test to create a fabric that better protects against their bite. Photo: Flinders University. While rare, shark bites can be a serious, dangerous reality for surfers and divers in some parts of the world. Shark bites classically are crescent shaped […]

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