Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nano Smart Shirts

Nanotubes on Project Runway? Not yet, but perhaps soon. At the University of Michigan, Nicholas Kotov and colleagues are incorporating carbon nanotubes into cotton thread. Nano-textiles have great promise as noninvasive biomonitors. (h/t TechnologyReview).

In vaguely related news, less intelligent Hypercolor shirts appear to be making a comeback. See the video below. (h/t The Tastemaker Diaries)