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June 2nd, 2011

In the Future, Your Clothes Will Clean the Air, Generate Power and Save Your Life: The cutting edge of textile tech

Abstract:
Hey, reader, what are you wearing?

Did rumpled jeans fit your fancy this morning? Or perhaps a nice cotton-poly blend shirt with a paisley print? Here at PopSci, we prefer this spring's new line of nanostructured piezoelectric thermo-capable waterproof spider silk fireproof onesies, with added UV protection. Now that sounds like the uniform of the future.

So a suit with all those qualities doesn't exist, at least not right now. But textile scientists are making plenty of progress on all these fronts, turning the centuries-old art of textile creation into a science all its own. Nanotechnology, organic chemistry, thermoelectrics and, yes, fashion are all in play here, as scientists and designers come up with clothing that can protect humans' health, generate electricity and even keep things (including themselves) nice and clean.

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