Podcast: Sustainable Fashion, Apple Car Insights, Sharper Bionic Eyes

In this episode, we talk about how a research team led by MIT has found a way to create functional textiles from polyethylene, rumors surrounding the Apple car, and EPFL’s newest iteration of a retinal implant.

23 Mar, 2021

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MIT researchers design a new kind of sustainable textile from polyethylene fibers that may help humans adapt to and combat the effects of climate change. Credits:Image: Felice Frankel, Christine Daniloff, MIT

MIT researchers design a new kind of sustainable textile from polyethylene fibers that may help humans adapt to and combat the effects of climate change. Credits:Image: Felice Frankel, Christine Daniloff, MIT

In this episode, we talk about how a research team led by MIT has found a way to create functional textiles from polyethylene, rumors surrounding the Apple car, and EPFL’s newest iteration of a retinal implant. As always, you can find these and other interesting & impactful engineering articles on Wevolver.com.  


EPISODE NOTES

(0:43) - Sustainable Fashion

An international team composed of 7 different institutions led by Dr. Svetlana Boriskina has achieved a polyethylene textile that is more breathable, moisture wicking, and environmentally friendly than the materials mostly used in the fashion industry.

(7:00) - Apple Car Insights

Apple’s secret car - which was first hinted at in 2014 as Project Titan - seems to be making progress but not without some bumps along the way.

(12:10)  - Sharper Bionic Eyes

EPFL has announced a new iteration of their retinal implant which offers a greater resolution and field of view to address some of the limitations of their original design that was trialed in 2013.

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23 Mar, 2021

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