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Electronic Textiles Charge Ahead

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Science  15 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5635, pp. 909-911
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5635.909

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Clothes may soon change color on command, give you a checkup, and communicate by Wi-Fi, say researchers striving to give fabrics a dose of dyed-in-the-wool smarts. The first results are already on store shelves, but most applications in the emerging field of electronic textiles are still being wired up.