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The Independent picks up a funny story today by Adrienne So, which originally ran on Slate, touting newfangled bra technology and investigating the possibility of a jogging bra that could power her iPod. (It could happen!) What really grabbed my attention, however, was a sidebar about upcoming clothing inventions. Ladies and gentlemen, set your clocks and toss your fabric softener because the future is coming and it will not require 5-for-1 boy short sales at Victoria’s Secret:
Scientists working for the US military have used self-cleaning fabrics to create T-shirts and underwear that can be worn for weeks without washing. The garments, which use nanoparticles and chemicals to repel water, oil and bacteria, cost 14 [million pounds] to develop and have been licensed to Alexium Group in London for civilian use. Available soon.”
So it’s like a self-cleaning oven, but you wear it on your privates. Sounds creepy — and convenient! As someone who can’t stand the laundromat, I’m so torn! Self-cleaning underwear: Awesome or awful?
Sarah Hepola is an editor at Salon.More Sarah Hepola.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.