The Discovery Files
About This Show
An upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in science and engineering. Often fun and always fascinating, each episode covers a project funded by NSF -- federally sponsored research, brought to you by you!
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"Security Thread" -- The Discovery Files
2 days ago
A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. By leveraging the previously unexplored magnetic properties of off-the-shelf conductive thread, they found that data can be read using an instrument embedded in existing smartphones to enable navigation apps.