This incredbile living shirt morphs when you sweat

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A new project from MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group is experimenting with applying biological process to fabric in order to make it react to the surrounding environment. The research, called BioLogic, takes a bacteria originally discovered by a Japanese samurai and injects it into fabric that morphs when in contact with heat and microorganisms contained in human sweat. This experiment is letting scientists move the first steps into the territory or responsive fashion with a shirt that is covered by these sensitive "scales" that contract when the subjects sweats and therefore let heat exit the piece of clothing.

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As the project's website states:



This could be the beginning of much experimentation in the field of biology and its application to the fashion industry. Other researchers are also experimenting beyond controlling biological material, with programmable, synthetic matters such as carbon fiber able to morph when needed.

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