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2006-08-09
Intelligent Textiles - Part 1

The union of the textiles and electronics industries has given rise to an entirely new industry its commercial infancy, the industry is definitely an avenue worth considering for textile companies implementing or restructuring business strategies. Before embarking on this wave of the future, however, a few things should be kept in mind...

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2006-10-16
Intelligent Textiles - Part 2

The nomenclature now used to define intelligent textiles is SFIT (Smart Fabrics / Interactive Textiles). This definition includes textiles that respond intelligently or interact with electrical stimuli or their environment through:
-    Conduction, transmission or distribution of various properties within or outside of a given material, including electrical currents, luminous energy, particulate or molecular matter, heat energy, etc.;
-    Modification of the physical characteristics or phases of a given material, including colour, permeability, porosity, rigidity, form, dimensions, etc.

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2006-10-16
Conquering the Micro-Organism

Over the last 10 years now, medical science has observed the phenomenon of resistance of micro-organisms to existing antibiotics. New strains of micro-organisms have been discovered and we have every reason to believe any number of others are waiting for us in the wings. Micro-organisms learn to adapt to their environment, and their capacity to mutate guarantees their longevity. After all, the entire theory of evolution is based on the capacity of every living thing to adapt.
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