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Videos. Shapeways Blog - 3D Prints So Good You Can Smell Them. Advanced Materials & Processes - JUL-AUG 2015. Graphene amps up night-vision technology - ASM International. November 05, 2015Source: ASM International Movies such as 1987's Predator, in which an alien who sees in the infrared hunts down Arnold Schwarzenegger and his team, introduced a generation of sci-fi fans to thermal imaging. Since then, heat-sensing devices have found many real-word applications but have remained relatively expensive and rigid. But a new development featuring graphene could lead to a flexible, transparent, and low-cost infrared vision system. The concept of humans—or aliens—having the power to see in the infrared to help fight enemies in the dark has been around for decades. Researchers integrated graphene with silicon microelectromechanical systems (known as MEMS) to make their device.

The authors acknowledge funding from the MIT/Army Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, the U.S. Image caption — A thermal sensor made out of graphene could lead to better night vision technology. Subject Classifications Industries and Applications Materials Processing and Treatment. About Motionwear Fabric. Silkskyn A Motionwear exclusive, Silkskyn was developed to meet the demands of the dancer, performer and athlete. The softness of its microfiber construction, combined with moisture wicking, maintains a balanced comfort level during high intensity activity. The weave and yarn technology in Silkskyn make it very soft and supple. Silkskyn is extremely durable, has excellent stretch and recovery properties, is machine washable and dries three times faster than cotton. Dri-Line Motionwear Dri-Line is a modern microfiber polyester fabric with superior softness and moisture wicking.

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Though just under way, the database is filling up with sustainable materials regular TreeHugger readers will recognize, like AMF Safecoat paint, biobased insulation and Globus cork flooring. Since it's been created as a virtual two-way street, if you have a favorite sustainable material, they want to hear about it; drop them a line and you might see it up on the site a short time later. Created by Rhode Island School of Design graduates, Matt Grigsby and Joe Gebbia, Ecolect has headquarters in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, and they'll be celebrating their launch this Thursday, October 18, with a party in the city by the Bay. PORCELANOSA USA- tile/ kitchen/ bath/ hardwood. Contemporary | Barkskin™ by Caba Company.