Nano 7 launched by Reebok

February 17, 2017

Athletes wearing the new Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 recently broke 44 Guinness World Records in 24 hours. According to the company, athletes, Reebok brand partners and volunteers gathered in London, Sydney, Los Angeles and New York City specifically to attempt to break fitness-based records, wearing the Nano 7 shoe. Attempts ranged from 10-year-old Milla Star trying for the most burpees in one minute to Eirik …

Antibiotic synthetic spider silk using E. coli developed

January 27, 2017

Interdisciplinary work has resulted in a functionalized, artificial, antibiotic spider silk using E. coli bacteria. Scientists at Nottingham University in the U.K. have utilized a concept called “click chemistry” to synthesize the spider silk. Prof. Neil Thomas of the School of Chemistry collaborated with life scientist Dr. Sara Goodacre and her team in the research. …

Medical textiles: what’s next?

December 22, 2016

“Health in hands,” is one of the catch phrases that illustrate a new focus in health care today. Proactive health care by monitoring and managing health issues continues to gain broader acceptance, particularly in developed and developing economies. Textiles of many kinds enhance health care products and contribute to the next phase of improvements. The …