Anyone who grew up reading comic books, was probably tempted to splurge a buck of their lawn mowing money on a pair of those X-ray specs advertised in the back. While any hope of seeing under people's clothes was quickly dashed once you tried them on, now there's a solution that actually works.
The randomized patterns of camouflage tricks the brain into thinking a person or object has blended into its surroundings, and to date we've seen it customized for various seasons or regions. A big problem however is the patterns have never really been created for exact environments. Now, a software design firm has developed a method for making site-specific camouflage
Most people hate doing laundry, so a couple of Chinese scientists say they have relieved us of this chore forever with a special fabric that cleans itself when exposed to sunlight.
We've all got closets full of dumb clothing. I say "dumb" because it doesn't do anything, you just put on however much of it you need to be comfortable. The U.S. Army has had it with all these stupid bulky heavy layers of clothes, and wants someone to go out and invent something smarter.
Here's a new spin on fashion, clothes made from milk.. While it sounds unlikely that you could make fabric from a cool frosty beverage, German fashion designer and microbiologist Anke Domaske has apparently found a way.
Forget straps, belt clips, and arm bands. This iPhone and iPod case, called The Move, can somehow harness the forces of evil (or something) to get your gadget to magically stick to anything you happen to be wearing.
Looks like phone companies in the U.K. are hungry to outdo one another in the eyes of smartphone-loving concert-goers. First Vodafone unveiled a custom 18-wheeler capable of charging 2,000 phones at once, and now Orange is responding with a shirt that'll only charge one phone — but with magic.
Colombia Sportswear has come up with a new type of clothing that can actively cool itself, and you, when it gets wet. It's got some kind of fancy chemical that chills down when exposed to moisture, to the point where if you use enough of it, you can potentially freeze yourself.
The same guys who make the display that powers Amazon's Kindle have managed to imprint functional e-ink onto cloth, meaning that clothing with designs that you can update, or even clothing that streams video, is just around the corner.
By turning powders into fibers using carbon nanotube webs, researchers at the University of Texas have managed to make yarn that can clean itself and work as a battery. It also happens to be a superconductor, but most importantly, it's machine-washable.