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Waterproof fabric that drains away sweat

By Damir Beciri
21 May 2013

uc-davis-non-wettening-fabricWorkout enthusiasts, athletes and clothing manufacturers are all interested in fabrics that remove sweat and let the skin breathe. While cotton fibers and silk allow air to flow more freely, during heavy exercise cotton can get soaked, making it clingy and uncomfortable. Bioengineers at the University of California, Davis, have used new findings in microfluidics… »

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Polymer coated cotton can harvest water from desert air

By Damir Beciri
6 Comments23 January 2013

polymer-coated-cottonCollaboration between researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) resulted with the development of a special treatment for cotton fabric that allows it to absorb exceptional amounts of water from misty air. Since the coated cotton releases the collected water by itself when it… »


Functional clothing? Just combine cotton clothes and organic electronics

By Damir Beciri
8 December 2011

cotton-functional-clothingAn interdisciplinary group of researchers made a breakthrough in cotton fiber research by finding a way to transform everyday cotton into high-tech fabric. Their work could lead to functional clothing – a seamless blend of clothing and electronics that could be used in future hospital clothes with sensors used to monitor medical patients or in… »