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Bulletproof vest: polish specialty Are “fluid” bulletproof vests going to be produced in Poland?

The invention of bulletproof vests is related to a work of polish inventors in the late nineteenth century. Today Poles are working again on the improvement of this invention. The scientists from Technical University...

Textile-based alternatives to sunscreens

Dutch design studio Belén has created a line of all-natural, textile-based products that are designed to be used in place of sunscreen lotions and polyester sunshades.  Designed to harness the positive effects of exposure to the sun, the textile-based...

Copper-coated uniforms to keep our health!

Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. Concrete-like composite Material scientists...

SpaceX’s future space suits are just around the corner

SpaceX allowed a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with their Crew Dragon Capsule and Spacesuit.  On Friday Sept. 8, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk posted a photo on Instagram of a spacesuit-clad person...

Guide – how to choose cover tarpaulin?

Cover tarpaulins are needed if we want to shield our machines, hay, construction equipment or the renovation area against external factors. However, the problem may be choosing the right tarpaulin. It should be considered...

The technology that makes textiles germ-free

A University of Georgia researcher has invented a new technology that can inexpensively render medical linens and clothing, face masks, paper towels - and yes, even diapers, intimate apparel and athletic wear, including smelly...

Polyurethane – history, past and future

Polyurethanes have changed the world. We have them to thank for energyefficient refrigerators, comfortable upholstered furniture, safe car seats, protective coatings and lightweight composites. 80 years ago, Dr. Otto Bayer discovered polyurethane chemistry virtually...

New OLEDs thinner than a human hair

Professor Kyung Cheol Choi from the School of Electrical Engineering and his team succeeded in fabricating highly efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) on an ultra-thin fiber. The team expects the technology, which produces high-efficiency, long-lasting...

New energy source based on perovskite cells

Skanska is the first developer in the world that will cover office buildings with semi-transparent photovoltaic cells from perovskite. Office buildings can soon be self-sufficient in terms of energy. The technology will be provided...

SOFT e-textiles can protect soldiers and medics

New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The SOFT (Self-Organized Framework on Textiles) devices have...
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