Creating the future of textiles: Flexible components

May 1st, 2013

New technique could enable the creation of a variety of fiber-based electronic and photonic devices. What do saltwater taffy and smart textiles have in common? Until recently, probably nothing. But scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to “pull” fibers—in a manufacturing process akin to making taffy—that makes it possible […]

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