A New Home on Mars: NASA Langley’s Icy Concept for Living on the Red Planet

12/29/2016

Researchers at the NASA Langley Research Center, in collaboration with Space Exploration Architecture, believe that the best material for building shelters on Mars may be ice.

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Smart Textiles and the Future of Sustainable Fashion

11/01/2016

Are smart textiles sustainable? “Sometimes when people think of smart textiles, they only think of electronic textiles,” Interwoven Design Group founder and panelist Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman said.

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Why NASA Needs Architects And Designers

07/15/2016

Architecture and Industrial Design students at Pratt Institute designed a transit habitat for Mars missions that would be both comfortable and functional for their trip to the red planet.

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Home Sweet Habitat: Students Help NASA Design Mars Spacecraft Living Quarters

06/03/2016

The mission was to design a spacecraft for Mars-bound astronauts that was both functional and livable, making efficient use of tight quarters for the crew's 1,000-day journey.

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NASA Project Collaboration Inspires Students to Create Habitat for Travel to Mars

05/01/2016

For an interdisciplinary studio class led by Morris and Pailes-Friedman, Pratt students are working on the NASA project: eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) 2016 Academic Innovation Challenge.

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Coded Couture exhibition in New York presents garments that detect lies and read tweets

03/17/2016

A new exhibition at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York includes garments, jewelry and shoes fitted with technologies such as speech recognition sensors and heartbeat monitors.

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Smart Fashion of the Future Is on View at Pratt Manhattan’s “Coded_Couture” Show

02/17/2016

Technology and fashion are clearly on the brains of museum folk. Whetting our appetites for The Costume Institute’s “Manus x Machina” this May, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston will exhibit “#techstyle”

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This Innovative Exhibit Explores How Coding Is Used In Fashion Design

02/08/2016

From clothing that shocks the wearer for lying or mirrors our social media activity to jewelry made from our own cells, code points the way to the wearable future.

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Designers, Students Mesh Apparel With Technology

12/23/2015

Tasked with creating wearable technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, student teams designed products to control interior lighting, locate objects in storage and more...

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Introducing the Astronaut Clothing of the Future

07/05/2015

For years, the standard on the International Space Station has been cargo shorts and T-shirts, but that’s about to change.

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SXSW: Introducing Smart Textiles

03/15/2015

The next hot wearable might be the one no one knows you’re wearing. Experts predict a wave of smart fabrics and e-textiles that do what FitBits and Apple Watches do now, just with more subtlety.

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Tech Specs: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Director of Pratt’s IMARI Lab

03/12/2015

The founder of Pratt Institute’s research facility for materials and technology talks hardware, software, favorite Apps, hacks, coveted devices and emerging technologies...

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