How can yarns or threads be useful, other than making cloth? Known since the Palaeolithic age, the art of weaving has been useful in more than one way- such as communication! In recent times, the technique of interwinding threads has found its usefulness in different sectors of military science, space research, architecture, nanotechnology, and healthcare. The ancient technique of weaving was a part of the most cutting-edge technology of NASA's Apollo operation, and currently finding its utility in NASA's Orion spaceship. The scientific community is forever intrigued by the attractive properties of textile structural composite materials, as compared to those of metals. From invisibility cloaks to modern-day computers, read the module to discover how this ancient art has been revamped with the help of science...
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