Neal Stephenson, Science Fiction researcher, wrote about nanofabric that remained cleaned in 1995. He referred to fabrics as the fabric that self-cleans.
Now for the U.S. Science Fiction was brought to life by Airforce. There is a new technology which uses microwaves to attach nanoparticles to clothing fibers. Such chemicals repel water , oil, and bacteria, since they are directly attached to the nanoparticles. These two elements combine to create a protective coating on the material’s fibres. This coating destroys all bacteria, and allows liquids to bead and run off.
More than 20 million US military spent producing the product.
“Some of the casualties during Desert Storm came from bacterial infections-not accidents or friendly fire,” said Jeff Owens, one of the scientists who worked to create the technique.
They treated underwear from soldiers who had worn them for several weeks, and it was found that they would remain hygienic. The underwear not only stayed clean but it was also reported that some skin complaints were cleared.
A film called “The Man in the White Suit” came out in 1951. This film had the general idea of clothes that never got dirty. In 1961, the writer of Science Fiction, Stanislaw Lem, wrote in his book, “Return from the Stars,” about spray-on clothes. In the novel’s futuristic setting, the essentials of life are readily accessible to all, including one-time, original clothes.
The history of science brought science fiction to real life once more.
Fabrican in a can is fabric-yes , it is true. Spray right out of the can, on a shirt or dress. The fabric looks like a thin cotton t shirt, but very clingy. Fabrican is Manel Torres, a postgraduate of the Royal College of Art, made.
This cloud of non-woven cloth is made by directly spraying a chemical formula onto the skin. Thousands of fibers sparkle over your skin. To create disposable apparel the fibers bind together. For some uses it is as tough as hemp, or soft as silk for others.
As the future reaches us at warp speed another idea comes to life in a novel. In the 1984 novel by William Gibson, “Neuromancer,” he writes: The leader of the Panther Modern, who introduced himself as Lupus Yonderboy, wore a polycarbon suit with a recording feature which allowed him to replay backgrounds at will.
The dream of Greg Sotzing of Connecticut University, in Storrs, is a real-life polycarbon suit.
He has developed electrochromic polymer threads that change color in response to an applied electric field.
And it works like this:
A mixture of different colored threads, together with a small number of thin metal wires connected to a battery pack and a microcontroller, would be knitted or woven into a teeshirt or blanket. The wires that crisscross the shirt essentially break into pixels. Each colored thread changes its state at different voltages, so you can change the color of each pixel by varying the voltage between various pairs of wires. It could also be rendered by attaching the controller to a camera to adjust the pixels to show a pattern that matches your surroundings.
Electrochromic polymers are colored because the electrons can absorb light in their chemical bonds through a spectrum of visible wavelengths. When a voltage is applied it changes these electrons’ energy levels, allowing them to absorb light of a different wavelength, and change the color of the material. When the voltage is reversed, the electrons return to their normal energies and return to their original colour.