Mesh textile produces puncture-resistant bike tires

August 1st, 2021

The hexagon construction of Gridskin mesh on a bike tire helps to isolate small cuts and prevents punctures from embedded sharp objects from enlarging. Photos: Hutchinson. A punctured tire can ruin a biker’s day, but opting for puncture-resistant tires involves a trade-off, because they are generally heavier and slower than other types of tires. French […]

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Mesh structure evokes Atlanta’s tree canopy

December 1st, 2020

A mesh canopy installation at the High Museum of Art was inspired by bird murmuration, a phenomenon of a flock of birds seemingly suspended in midair. Photos: Fredrik Bauer. Atlanta, Ga., is known as the “city in the forest” because of its abundance of trees. A mesh sculpture installed at the High Museum of Art […]

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A tent for the trees

June 1st, 2018

Hammocks are popular once again as people realize they provide a great way to relax effortlessly outdoors. For hikers and campers, they offer a lightweight way to rest with ease. But how about a hammock that is also a tent? Tentsile, the London, England-based manufacturer of tree-camping tents, has introduced a solo tree tent that […]

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Infinite possibilities

May 1st, 2016

Even though many options exist for outdoor canopies for residential and commercial use, Dr. Alan Shargani couldn’t find one that would work for his home. He found that the canopies available were difficult to install and maintain. Made from one long piece of fabric, they required precise measurements and fabrication, and once they were installed […]

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Clothing makes the competitor

March 1st, 2016

Athletes are always looking for new ways to push the limits of endurance and test their physical and psychological mettle. It’s no secret that the right clothing can affect performance, protect against the elements and help prevent injury. But what if athletic wear could go a step further and enhance a competitor’s cognitive and physical […]

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Keeping it tight

October 6th, 2015

Expo attendees could hardly be misled by the lengthy descriptor title “Influence of Inherently Super-Nonwetting Fiber and Fabric Designs Repellency and Resistance to Liquid Penetration." So attendees at Dr. Quoc Troung’s presentation clearly held expertise and specific interest in the finer points of fabric structure. The physical scientist at the U.S. Army Natick Solder Research, […]

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Mesh “lasso” rounds up data in space

April 1st, 2015

Space is the final frontier, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) just sent a mechanical cowboy into orbit around the earth to round up data about the planet’s soil moisture. NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite has three main parts: radar, a radiometer and the largest rotating mesh antenna ever deployed in […]

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Mesh easily attaches to walls and fences

September 1st, 2008

National Sign Systems, Molendinar, Australia, is now offering printed fence fabric mesh that can be easily attached to walls and fences. The polyester mesh can be digitally printed or screen printed, depending on the graphics required and the size of the project. The lightness of the fabric and the versatility of its application make it […]

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