Smart Clothes

Too hot! Too cold! Just right…?!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Just like the Three Bears, I love a brisk walk on a chilly morning! But when I start to sweat – off comes my jacket! Brrr, now it’s TOO cold! Where’s the JUST

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Sweat it Out!

Bulb light on

America runs on…sweat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A morning run – so invigorating! The feeling of sweat rolling down your back? Yuck! But can sweat be useful? Xueping Zhang and colleagues from the National University of Singapore had a “dry idea!” The team

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Sweaty Fingers

Fingerprint in a glass

Dropped your phone again? Don’t sweat it! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our fingerprints help us grip slippery smooth surfaces like phones or drinking glasses! But how? Seoung-Mo Yum at Seoul National University and colleagues started scanning fingerprints. Four participants pressed their finger pads

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Built-in Deodorant

Aaah, a great work out! Wait, is that me? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your morning workout comes with you to work — on your clothes! EVERYONE knows when you’ve been to the gym. But what if your CLOTHES were the deodorant? Filipa Goncalves

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Smelly Situation

Exercise gives us that healthy glow…but uh-oh, B.O.! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sweat is our body’s cooling-down mechanism. But does it have to be so smelly? Armpits, I’m looking at you! Our sweat is odorless, so what’s all the stink about? Gurdeep Minhas

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