Nanotech Database

Article Title:
Material Alert

Thomas, Edwin L.

Journal Information:
Technology Review (MIT)
Vol. 0, Num. 0


"What if you could integrate capabilities into soldier's kits and clothing that would dramatically enhance their ability to monitor themselves and their surroundings?" asks Edwin L. Thomas, Director of MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. Scientists Yoel Fink and John Joannnopoulos are fabricating sensor fibers that can be drawn out, woven, and constructed so that they detect the colors around and the temperatures in and around the soldier.