Carbon nanotube ‘twistron’ yarn generates electricity when stretched

Devin Coldewey | TechCrunch - August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017
Everyone wants smart clothes, but no one wants to wear a battery pack. Truly a first-world problem. But that doesn’t mean a solution can’t be interesting. Researchers at the University of Texas, Dallas have created a power-generating yarn from woven carbon nanotubes, and given it an amazing name: twistron. Of course, there are plenty of piezoelectric materials out there that generate power when stretched or compressed. But this twistron yarn is strong, flexible and acts.... Read More
Carbon nanotube ‘twistron’ yarn generates electricity when stretched

Everyone wants smart clothes, but no one wants to wear a battery pack.

This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

Greg Satell | Inc. - August 12, 2017

Aug 12, 2017
Greg Mulholland didn't take the typical route to getting his MBA. He had no background in banking or consulting and hadn't even taken a business course as an undergraduate. After earning an Engineering degree from NC State and then a Masters Degree in Physics from Cambridge, he went to work as a materials scientist. Yet after working at a small semiconductor company in North Carolina for a few years, he began to notice a strange.... Read More
This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

If they are successful, the world of manufacturing will never be the same