Translational research to market success

August 9th, 2022

Carbon fiber is a relative newcomer to the textile industry. Desirable for its strength and light weight, it has found its way into a broad range of products and applications. Unexpected demand, raw material price volatility, market fluctuations and other factors have created a stressful scenario for the commodity textiles sector. In countries like India, […]

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Innovation: What, why and how?

February 3rd, 2022

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have integrated advanced metamaterials into flexible textiles to create a system capable of battery-free communication between articles of clothing and nearby devices. Photo: University of California, Irvine. A new path forward for both incremental and disruptive innovations in products and technologies.  by Seshadri Ramkumar Addressing the challenges of […]

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When “disruptive” is a good word

February 3rd, 2022

by Janet Preus When I was a teacher, the word “disruptive” was usually attached to a student who had interrupted the flow of a lesson or class activity with inappropriate behavior. With sometimes as many as 30 or more students, all trying to accomplish the same thing at the same time, one student could indeed […]

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