Smart Fiber Takes Photos, Could Crunch Numbers Later

By implanting light-sensitive, semiconducting materials into a single synthetic fiber, and then weaving that fiber into nearly one square foot of fabric, MIT scientists have created a flexible camera that has taken a picture of a smiley face.
A fabric camera is just the start. The same technique that put a camera into a fiber can also be used to implant other devices, even full computer systems, into fabrics.

Full article by Eric Bland on Discovery News



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