1480491 story Look Ma, No-Hands Fasteners! 200 Posted by CowboyNeal on Monday April 03, 2006 @01:41AM from the assembly-liners dept. theodp writes "Inspired by a daughter who suffered a serious infection from an IV feeding apparatus, the Trib reports an Australian architect has developed high-tech bolts and latches, which can be operated remotely without being touched. The first commercial applications are intended for aircraft, allowing crews to quickly reshape interiors to maximize payload space. BTW, smart fasteners hit Slashdot's radar almost two years ago."