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Clothes that change their properties in order to keep the time at the correct temperature

American researchers, with funding from the ARPA-E (the research branch of the u.s. department of Energy) are developing “smart” clothes which can change their thermal properties in order to adapt to the environment and the body of the time.As stated in an article in the New Scientist, by changing their characteristics or by pushing heat away from and toward the body, the clothes these are designed to make the user to feel comfortable in a wide range of external temperatures.The investigation involved, among other things, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, Cornell University and SRI International.Inspiration are the squid (which change the way of reflection of visible wave length of light, through a “cocktail” of proteins in their skin) in the case of researchers of the University of California, Irvine, while Cornell focuses on the control of the movement of warm and cold air inside a network of microscopic tubes in the garment.An alternative is the approach of SRI International, which focuses on specific smooth areas of a garment, which act as “diodes” heat escape from the body. This group makes original shoes, thanks to the special soles on them, you can remove heat when it’s hot out there and drag her inside when it’s cold.Clothes which can to control the heat there for a long time, however it is intended primarily for use in the armed forces, aerospace, disaster response, laboratory experiments, etc.ARPA-E has invested 30 million. dollars for the development of systems that are comfortable enough for use in everyday life, as it is estimated that the be kept at the workplace, the temperatures at the desired boxes, it costs 13% of the energy spent in the USA.

American researchers, with funding from the ARPA-E (the research branch of the u.s. department of Energy) are developing “smart” clothes which can change their thermal properties in order to adapt to the environment and the body of the time.
As stated in an article in the New Scientist, by changing their characteristics or by pushing heat away from and toward the body, the clothes these are designed to make the user to feel comfortable in a wide range of external temperatures.
The investigation involved, among other things, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, Cornell University and SRI International.
Inspiration are the squid (which change the way of reflection of visible wave length of light, through a “cocktail” of proteins in their skin) in the case of researchers of the University of California, Irvine, while Cornell focuses on the control of the movement of warm and cold air inside a network of microscopic tubes in the garment.
An alternative is the approach of SRI International, which focuses on specific smooth areas of a garment, which act as “diodes” heat escape from the body. This group makes original shoes, thanks to the special soles on them, you can remove heat when it’s hot out there and drag her inside when it’s cold.
Clothes which can to control the heat there for a long time, however it is intended primarily for use in the armed forces, aerospace, disaster response, laboratory experiments, etc.
ARPA-E has invested 30 million. dollars for the development of systems that are comfortable enough for use in everyday life, as it is estimated that the be kept at the workplace, the temperatures at the desired boxes, it costs 13% of the energy spent in the USA.

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