Leaf-inspired design reduces a car’s weight

August 7th, 2015

Inspired by 3D printing, sportswear fabric and a common leaf, EDAG Engineering AG, a German engineering firm in the automotive industry, has developed the EDAG Light Cocoon concept car. The company brought the striking vehicle to the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 to illustrate how biometric design could reduce a sports car’s weight by […]

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Lighted shirt featured in Nike Women’s Run

June 5th, 2015

Pauline van Dongen has introduced her newest design, "Phototrope, an illuminated running shirt." During the recent Nike Women’s Run, her team of five runners brightened up the dark streets of Amsterdam during the nighttime 10k race. The team didn’t go unnoticed and was cheered along the way by the crowd, as well as fellow runners. […]

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Commercializing new technologies: The FiberTect® experience

February 10th, 2015

“Applied research deserves Nobel prizes,” proclaimed the editorial of Nature Materials in January 2010. Although, the Nobels are known to be rewarded only to basic discoveries, there are plenty of examples to showcase rewarding research of applied nature—for example, the 2014 award in Physics for blue light LEDs. More and more, academia is emphasizing translational […]

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