Textiles aren't just for clothes and furniture. A new exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York will put a number of cutting-edge textile applications on display. Opening April 8, Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance will showcase the engineered textiles used in military, aerospace, medical, architectural, and environmental applications. The exhibit will organize these textile examples according to key performance attributes—stronger, faster, lighter, smarter, and safer. For more information, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4389-514.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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