Fabrics communicate with each other through light
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Springwise have seen various innovations designed to create smart fabrics. They range from a sports bra made from space-inspired material to a self-healing tent. Now researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new form of 'soft hardware'. This textile is unique in that it has electronic devices built directly into the fibres. As well as being a hard-fought scientific breakthrough, there are many advantages for such a design. The electronics are inherently waterproof, as they are protected by their integration into the fibre structure. They survived underwater testing for weeks at a time. In addition, this fabric…
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