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Function over form: ‘Smarter’ textiles pave way for clothes that do more than cover

By Stephanie Liverani / September 16, 2016

From textiles that effectively dissipate body heat, to fabric that harvests energy from the sun, to computers sewn right into our sweaters, check out some of the latest innovations in “smart” clothing.

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Accessorizing with ceramics: Wearable tech company Amazfit debuts ceramic wearable activity tracker

By April Gocha / September 13, 2016

Wearable tech company Amazfit recently debuted its simple ceramic activity tracker in the U.S. market—and at a retail price of just $79.99, it provides a more affordable option for adorning your wrist with ceramics.

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Video: Researchers develop new interscatter communication that enables smart devices to ‘talk wi-fi’

By Stephanie Liverani / August 24, 2016

University of Washington researchers have a new channel of communication that allows devices like brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards, and even smaller wearables to talk directly to devices like smartphones and watches using wireless internet connectivity.

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‘Power suit’: Clothes that charge electronics could revolutionize consumer tech

By Stephanie Liverani / March 29, 2016

While gadgets that boost smartphone battery life help widen the gap between power cord wall sits, it’s not a solution to total wireless recharging on the go. But thanks to materials science, our power chargers for smartphones and other wearable tech might be sewn right into our pants someday.

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More versatile wearable tech not bound by semiconductors thanks to ‘quantum tunneling’

By Stephanie Liverani / February 5, 2016

Researchers at Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich.) are “revamping the fundamental base of transistors and creating a series of stepping-stones that use an electron movement called quantum tunneling” to change the wearable tech game, according to a university news release.

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LCD tattoo promises no pain, no regrets, and a better handle on your health

By April Gocha / September 8, 2015

John Rogers, his research team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and colleagues at Northwestern University and beyond have developed a liquid crystal display (LCD) tattoo that does more than look and sound cool—it monitors your health.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 18, 2015

Tantalizing tantalum oxide discovery, vibrations to identify material composition, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 18, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 15, 2015

Stilbene crystals detect radioactivity, worlds largest stretchy database, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 15, 2015.

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New manufacturing method paves the way for production of ‘soft machines,’ robots

By Jessica McMathis / July 15, 2014

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new manufacturing technique that will help make the commercial production of machines made of elastic materials and liquid metals more practical.

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It’s getting hot in here: Flexible glass-fabric thermoelectric generator converts body heat to electric energy

By Jessica McMathis / April 23, 2014

A team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed an “extremely light and flexible” glass fabric-based thermoelectric (TE) generator that not only moves with you, but harnesses heat from the human body while doing so.

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