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Tag: college of textiles

Orange biocatalytic yarn with oxygen bubbles

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated With Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Bacterial cellulose

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

A woven fabric surface analysis image

Mar 2, 2021

3D Images of Fabric ‘Sandwich’ Can Help Measure Textile Friction

NC State researchers developed a method of measuring fabric’s roughness using 3D imaging. 

Researchers are developing an armband that can track heart rate.

Mar 1, 2021

Study Finds Ideal Placement, Pressure for Armband That Could Track Heart Rate

In an effort to develop an armband that can track the heart's electrical activity, NC State researchers determined the ideal placement for three electrodes in their band design, and how tightly the band needs to be worn. 

Sneakers

Feb 15, 2021

Podcast: Sneakerheads

Delisia Matthews and Qiana Cryer-Coupet talk about sneakerheads, hypebeasts, and what it means to be a part of the community. 

Sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

Sneakerheads, Not Hypebeasts: Defining a Sneaker-Driven Sub-culture

Researchers report new insights into the motivations, brand preferences and identity considerations of Sneakerheads. 

Sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

More Than Just Shoes: What You Need To Know About Sneakerhead Subculture

Here are answers to all of your Sneakerhead sub-culture questions, as told by an NC State researcher. 

Textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

Feb 1, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made With Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

NC State researchers sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee's prosthesis. 

Mask demonstration

Dec 9, 2020

NC State Experts Study Performance, Fit Testing for Face Masks for the Public

Researchers at the NC State Textile Protection and Comfort Center are working on better ways to test and study cloth masks. 

Carbon nanotube material wound around a tube.

Jul 2, 2020

Flexible Material Shows Potential for Use in Fabrics to Heat, Cool

Researchers reported that a material made of carbon nanotubes may be key in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand. 

Photo of five members of the Wilson family.

Nov 2, 2018

Transformative Gift to NC State Names the Wilson College of Textiles

A $28 million gift from Fred Wilson and family names the College of Textiles. 

Photo of a drawer containing vials of dyes.

Oct 22, 2018

NC State Library: Where Hair Product Researchers Go to Dye

NC State researchers use dye library to find new and safer hair-coloring products. 

STEP textile camp participants at College of Textiles

Jul 11, 2018

Summer Programs Spark Lasting Interest

Many high schoolers who attend summer programs at NC State find the experience so engrossing that they decide to join the Wolfpack after graduation. 

Elizabeth Galanti

May 8, 2018

Textiles Grad Weaves Diverse Interests Into Bright Future

College of Textiles graduate Elizabeth Galanti did it all at NC State, and found that following her diverse passions contributed to her success. 

Jan 17, 2018

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

A new NC State database reveals promising approaches to making safer, more sustainable hair color.