Bolt Threads, a Bay Area startup, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. The company has developed a synthetic, “programmable” alternative to larval- or arachnid-produced silk. Continue reading… ““Stronger than steel” clothes from yeast-engineered silk”
Google annouced on Friday that they were teaming up with Levi’s to make computerized jeans – using conductive fabric. This could eventually allow wearers to use their legs as touchscreens. Continue reading… “Google and Levi’s looking to make computerized pants”
The Swash will revolutionize the way we do laundry in the future.
Whirlpool has recently unveiled a new machine known as the Swash that offers an alternative for people who are tired of “washing, drying, steaming, ironing and dry-cleaning” to get their clothes clean.
3D printing is one of those new things that gets hyped all the damn time. Retail UPS stores carrying pay-per-use printers, MakerBots in every school, a “new brick in the Great Wall,” and guns, guns, guns, to name a few examples. (Video)
A single application was enough to stop all further bacterial growth.
U.S. scientists develop a new anti-microbial treatment that can make clothing – including smelly socks – permanently germ-free.
Many people because of the shape of their bodies don’t even consider shopping for clothes online an option. Fits.me is a new service that has actually come up with a pretty clever way to let people of all shapes and sizes see how a garment will look on them while shopping online. The secret is an animated mannequin with a body composed of separate panels that can be individually adjusted via servo motors on the inside. This allows the mannequin to grow or shrink to any body shape or size. (video)
A new liquid mixture will allow people to literally spray clothes onto their body. Once the mixture hits your body, it turns into a thin layer of fabric that can be peeled off, washed, and re-worn. Unfortunately, it’s also skintight.
DryMate is a clothes dryer that uses a new vacuum technology to dry clothes at lower temperature. As a result lesser energy is consumed, and heat-related damage to the clothes is avoided. The dryer scores another brownie point for being easily accessible from a standing position. To aid its stand further, a 9 degree tilt and a wide-mouth drum has been incorporated to the design. The rounded exterior gives a refreshing new form to the redundant cuboids that we see at homes. (Pics)
Your dirty laundry is dirtier than you think
Think your dirty laundry is clean after washing? Well, think again, for according to experts, washing machines are teeming with bacteria that find their way onto your clothes—and then onto you.
If you thinking making clothes out of human hair is weird how would you feel if I told you humans are making clothes from their pet’s fur? It isn’t much different from using sheep’s wool or natural animal fibers from Alpaca, Angora, Llama or Camel. Right? Danelle German doesn’t think so.
Transforming your clothes into speakers sounds weird, but science is working hard to bring fiction to reality. Like most of the technological breakthroughs these days, this one also seems possible with the help of nanotechnology. Researchers at Beijing’s Tsinghua University noticed that sending an audio frequency current through carbon nanotubes resulted in good quality sound.
Just don’t spill your tea
Forget green cars or ‘green food’, the latest and possibly strangest, environmentally friendly innovation to hit the world of fashion is a dress that dissolves in the wash!