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News~ World's first graphene dress lights up when you breathe

2017-06-06 14:04 [TECH] Source:Netword
Guide:Designers have used graphene -- a Nobel-Prize winning material thats tougher than diamonds -- to give their little black dress a high-tech cut.

The dress has graphene-enhanced sensors lined throughout the garment's top half that capture the wearer's breathing patterns.

Read: Cool designs from bizarre materials

A microprocessor that powers the dress analyzes this data, causing LED lights -- placed on transparent graphene elements -- on the dress to change color.

Are we one step closer to being able to use the world&#39;s strongest material?

Are we one step closer to being able to use the world&#39;s strongest material?

Are we one step closer to being able to use the world's strongest material?

Deep breaths turn the lights from purple to turquoise, while lighter ones make the LEDs switch from orange to green.

Rosella, whose creations have been worn by the likes of Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger, called "the world's first graphene dress" a New step for the fashion industry.

The futuristic LBD is on show at the intu Trafford Center, a shopping and leisure complex in Manchester, and is set to tour museums around the UK.

Leveraging the 'wonder material's' properties

Graphene was first discovered in 2002 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, physics professors at the University of Manchester.

It won a Nobel Prize in 2010 and is known as a wonder material that's one atom thick. It's everything from lightweight and conductive to flexible and thermal.

"There's a lot of potential for graphene within the textile industry," Paul Wiper, a research associate at the National Graphene Institute who worked with Rosella, told CNN.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a New material that is 10 times stronger than steel.

Photos: Incredible innovations: These materials could change the world

Graphene-gyroidResearchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a New material that is 10 times stronger than steel.

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The MIT researchers discovered that fusing small flakes of graphene -- widely regarded as the world&#39;s strongest known material -- into a gyroid-shaped structure creates a New material that is unusually light but still distinctly strong.

Photos: Incredible innovations: These materials could change the world

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