Fabric promises to keep its wearers perfectly dry

05/21/2013 | Gizmag

Hydrophilic threads stitched into a hydrophobic fabric produce a material that can channel perspiration completely away from the inside of a garment to the outside, where it drains away. The development by researchers at the University of California, Davis grew out of research into microfluidics. Clothes with the fabric may not be too far off as "we intentionally did not use any fancy microfabrication techniques so it is compatible with the textile manufacturing process and very easy to scale up," said UC Davis bionegineering graduate student Siyuan Xing.

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