Gallery: Scientists Turn Cotton Thread into Electronic Transistors, Wea...

 

Wearable computers just moved a stitch closer to reality with the development of cotton fiber electric circuits and transistors. An international team of scientists from the United States, Italy and France have rendered cotton into field-effect transistors and electromechanical transistors by coating the threads with a mixture of materials. The new high-tech cotton yarn is in effect a flexible textile semiconductor, so t-shirts that double as computers could be right around the corner

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  1. WGoss February 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

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  2. BBJames February 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Much like some of the other new members, I’ve been lurking around the forums for a while (OK, a few years), but I couldn’t really be bothered to sign up until now due to the fact that I’m a member of so many other geek forums.

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