Self-rising hoodie

November 1st, 2022

A self infalting hoodie works without electronics and may help people with disabilities. Photo: Dan Preston A Rice University mechanical engineer has created a hoodie jacket that can raise and lower its own hood at the push of a button without electronics.  The hoodie does not contain an Arduino or any semiconductor chips. It has no […]

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Getting their game on

March 1st, 2022

Photo: © Igor Mojzes, It’s no longer enough for athleticwear to look good and be comfortable. Instead, athletes increasingly have higher expectations of their garments, looking for multifunctional wearables with enhanced properties that can actually help improve their performance, in some cases delivering that all-important winning edge. This is certainly becoming the norm for […]

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Carbon nanotube fibers used in new ‘smart shirt’

December 1st, 2021

A Rice University lab has developed a new technology for creating a health monitoring shirt using flexible, conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel. The university’s Brown School of Engineering lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali report that the lab sewed nanotube fibers into athletic wear to monitor the heart rate […]

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Polymer mat destroys water pollutants

June 1st, 2018

It’s called bait, hook and destroy, a process that removes pollutants from water. While it sounds dramatic, the process is achieved using a polymer mat that can target harmful contaminants and fish them out. Developed by scientists at the Rice University-led Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, the mat employs titanium dioxide, a common material used […]

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