Soheil Kianzad is a research assistant with the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
IEEE PULSE, Feature January/February 2015Twisted Lines
At the mention of nylon, you may think of shirts, stockings, fishing line, and sutures. A recent discovery, first reported in February 2014 in Science, is that the strong, tough, and inexpensive threads that make up fabrics and filaments can actively contract and expand—with much greater force... Read more
Posted on 21 JAN 2015