These flexible gadgets add a splash of light wherever you have a spare USB port. Each one packs six bright LEDs behind a diffuser and can be plugged into your computer, a battery pack, or a USB wall charger. Sold in a pack of eight lights so you can put them everywhere.
Researchers from the MIT Media Lab developed a method for 3D printing that creates soft and stretchable textiles. The process takes advantage of a defect that can occur in 3D printing – underextruded thermoplastics. By precisely controlling this behavior, they were able to make thin, flexible fabrics with custom patterns.