Fitbot lets online shoppers try on clothes before buying

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Fitbot

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)

 

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Future of Fashion – Spray-On Clothes

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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.

 

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DryMate – Tumble Dryer with New Energy-Efficient Vacuum Technology

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DryMate

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)

 

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Your Dirty Laundry is Dirtier than you Think

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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.
Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, has done extensive research on the germs that fester in our washing machines.
And in her opinion, our smallest items—our undergarments— are the biggest culprits because of the presence of faecal matter and the different types of bacteria it can carry.
“If you wash a load of just underwear, there will be about 100 million E. coli in the wash water, and they can be transmitted to the next load of laundry,” ABC News quoted Gerba as saying.
“There’s about a tenth of a gram of poop in the average pair of underwear,” he added.
Faecal matter can carry a number of different germs, including the hepatitis A virus, norovirus, rotavirus, salmonella and E. coli.
Philip Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine and author of the book, ‘The Secret Life of Germs’, said bacteria from the skin, such as staphylococcus, could be found on clothing and towels.
While people trust their detergent to get rid of all the dirt and germs, but one should make it a point to use bleach or very hot water to actually killing the bacteria.
Otherwise they can get onto your hands and stay in the washing machine.
“Most of the hot water people use is not hot enough. You need water that’s between 140 and 150 degrees to kill germs,” said Tierno.
And if people are using cold water, Gerba recommends washing their hands after handling wet clothes, especially when washing children’s clothes.

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.

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Handbags Made From Recycled Pet Fur

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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.

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Turn Your Clothes Into Fabric Speakers

Turn Your Clothes Into Fabric Speakers 

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.

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