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MIT researchers have fabricated fibres that can detect and produce sound. For more information, see the team's Nature Materials paper: "Multimaterial piezoelectric fibres" S Egusa, Z Wang, N Chocat, Z M Ruff, A M Stolyarov, D Shemuly, F Sorin, P T Rakich, J D Joannopoulos and Y Fink 2010 Nature Materials. (Courtesy: Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT/Greg Hren Photograph)
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