Breathable Fabric Uses Tiny Cells to Enhance Athleticism

Breathable Fabric Uses Tiny Cells to Enhance Athleticism

Bio-skins could go mainstream with the advent of programmable textiles

Rob Kleiman
  • 23 february 2016

Since the discovery of a tiny microorganism that lives inside dry rice stalks, the bacteria has been woven into soybean bags and has been used to ferment and prepare nattō, a soybean-based dish in Japan. Its called Bacillus Subtilis natto and the researchers working with it now could change textiles forever.

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