Yoel Fink

Jul. 16, 2010

Future Fibers

Today, fibers are dumb strands of material. But could those fibers have more functions than just keeping the wearer warm and dry?

fibers, electronics, functional materials, smart fabrics

Jul. 17, 2009

Building Functional Fibers

Researchers have been able to build a fabric-based camera out of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers. We'll talk about the wok and efforts to use fibers in advanced electronics and other devices.

fiber camera, yoel fink, photonics, light, fabric, cloth

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