High-tech cloth could make summer days a breeze

Tiny pore-pocked plastic lets heat out yet blocks light

polyester, cotton, nanoPE

COOL CLOTH Traditional textiles like polyester and cotton tend to trap body heat, but a plastic material called nanoPE lets heat escape. Researchers are looking at ways of using the material to make a high-tech fabric.

YI CUI GROUP/STANFORD UNIVERSITY (NanoPE); JAMES LOOMIS/ UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND (polyester, cotton)

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Materials Science

From the Nature Index

Paid Content