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.
(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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Every day, some of the most innovative universities, companies, and individual technology developers share their knowledge on Wevolver. To ensure we can also provide this knowledge for the growing group of podcast listeners, we started a collaboration with two young engineers, Daniel Scott Mitchell & Farbod Moghaddam who discuss the most interesting content in this podcast series.
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