MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

July 26, 2017

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called The team printed parallel lines of E. coli cells onto sheets of latex, creating two-layer structures, and exposed the fabric to changing moisture conditions. When the fabric was placed on a hot plate to dry, the cells began to shrink, causing the overlying latex layer to curl up. When the fabric…

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MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

May 26, 2017

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called The team printed parallel lines of E. coli cells onto sheets of latex, creating two-layer structures, and exposed the fabric to changing moisture conditions. When the fabric was placed on a hot plate to dry, the cells began to shrink, causing the overlying latex layer to curl up. When the fabric…

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