Yuka Yoneda

Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

by , 09/01/11

Cornell University, disaster relief, eco-fashion, ethical fashion, fabric technology, green fashion, Jennifer Keane, nanotechnology, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable style, technical fabrics, Wearable Technology

Protective gas-masks are extremely helpful in many emergency situations, but they’re usually the size and shape of a small, unwieldy animal. But all that is about to change because Cornell student Jennifer Keane has been working with the school’s Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory to create a lightweight fabric hood and mask that do the same thing as a gas mask but come in a much lighter and smaller package. The innovative high-tech clothing uses clustered crystalline compounds known as metal organic framework (MOF) molecules to trap nano-size gases such as carbon monoxide.

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  1. cheapsnitch September 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    does it come in boxers or briefs?

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