This designer clothing lets users turn on electronics while turning away bacteria

[ad_1] Purdue waterproof, breathable and antibacterial self-powered clothing is based on omniphobic triboelectric nanogenerators. Credit: Ramses Martinez/Purdue University A new addition to your wardrobe may soon help you turn on the lights and music—while also keeping you fresh, dry, fashionable, clean and safe from the latest virus that’s going around. Purdue University researchers have developed […]

Machine learning for customized clothing

[ad_1] Researchers at MIT demonstrated gloves fabricated by a system for automating knitted garments. Credit: MIT CSAIL The oldest known knitting item dates back to Egypt in the Middle Ages, by way of a pair of carefully handcrafted socks. Although handmade clothes have occupied our closets for centuries, a recent influx of high-tech knitting machines […]