In The Very Near Future, We'll All Be Wearing Self-Cleaning Clothes

Submitted by: richanddead 3 months ago Science


A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia recently used nanostructures to develop a textile that cleans itself when exposed to light. In other words, they made a fabric that you never have to wash again. Goodbye to the tedious chore of washing dirty laundry.

"There’s more work to do to before we can start throwing out our washing machines, but this advance lays a strong foundation for the future development of fully self-cleaning textiles,” Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan wrote in a recent issue of Advanced Materials Interfaces.

Ramanathan's team has only developed this textile on a small scale, but they're goal is to apply their nanostructure technology on an industrial-level of production.
There are 14 comments:
Male 6,188
Can't wait!  I hope they feel comfortable!
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Male 19,981
But how will the clothes feel? I changed t-shirts three times today because they felt itchy. If they can make the perfect t-shirt out of this material, it will change my life.
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Male 256
Its ok, Fancy.  these clothes only self-clean in the sunlight.  You need to get out of the basement to reach the sun.
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Male 19,981
Well that's never going to happen. My mom's basement doesn't even have windows. Guess I'll be wearing Cheetos-stained wife beater and Hanes for the rest of my life.
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Male 1,310
Don't forget your little orange penis @Fancylad!!!! 
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Male 226
There's a mental image I probably could have done without.
Lol
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Male 318
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Male 19,981
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Male 525
Just incase that wasn't enough.
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Male 525
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Male 3,992
@dragon91:

Google search the image you want, right click it with your mouse, choose "copy image," then move over the comment box, put the mouse cursor over it, right click it with your mouse, and select "paste." You should see the image appear in the comment box.

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Male 1,310
Drag and drop works in Chrome for pictures too.
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Male 226
Yeah, that's worse than I imagined, but not much.  Haha!

(Just drag the image into the comment box.  Simple as that)
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Male 525
That works if it is on my computer but that was straight off the net.
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