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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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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