29 Jan '13, 7pm

Inspired by the "Bastard Hogberry," Harvard Scientists Create Smart Fiber That Changes Color When Stretched

may be a fad of the 1990s, but material scientists have continued their research on color changing fabrics . Researchers at Harvard and the University of Exeter have invented a new color changing fabric that switches hues when stretched. Rather than taking inspiration from the 90s, these scientists looked to nature, replicating the structural elements of a color-changing tropical fruit to make a new line of smart fabrics that could help athletes and their trainers visibly see when a muscle is stretched.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/inspired-by-bastard-hogberry-fru...

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Smart Grid: Utilities Adding Smart Meters, But ...

green-buildings.com 28 Jan '13, 4pm

The gap between the growth of smart meters and smart grid technologies and consumers' lack of understanding and awareness ...