Artificial muscle fibers could serve as cell scaffolds

February 12th, 2024

Researchers made shape-changing fibers by encapsulating a balloon-like tube in a braided textile sheath. Photo: Muh Amdadul Hoque. In two new studies, North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers designed and tested a series of textile fibers that can change shape and generate force like a muscle. In the first study, the researchers focused on the […]

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Scientists weave fabric that can heat and cool

February 27th, 2023

Academics at Shinshu University in Japan report that they have developed a new method of integrating phase change materials (PCMs) within fabrics that could heat and cool the wearer depending on the environment.  Hideaki Morikawa, corresponding author of an article published in ACS Nano, told The Indian Express, “This fabric can potentially be used as a […]

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