michael from the blinding-and-stinky dept.
namtap writes "A story on NPR's All Things Considereddiscusses a light emitting fabric: The costumes onstage in Washington, D.C., might look a little brighter
this opera season -- or at least, much more colorful. All Things
Considered senior host Robert
Siegel talks with Alberto Spiazzi, costume designer for Washington
Opera's production of Aida, about luminex, a self-illuminating fabric." Makarand writes "A new technology will soon
enable scents to be woven into fabrics. The
technology, called Sensory Perception Technologies (SPT), will allow
particles of moisturisers, deodorants and fragrances to be
woven directly into fabrics.
Scented tiny droplets contained inside miniature waterproof particles
are woven into fabrics to be released upon activation by
movement or touch. The fabrics are dry cleanable and machine washable."
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.