Microbial cells can improve the functionality of clothes in creative and useful ways, including cooling us down during a workout or making clothing glow for better visibility.

The innovative products were developed by a team of 14 researchers from MIT, in such broadly diverse in fields as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, architecture, biological engineering, and fashion design, as well as researchers from New Balance Athletics.

The project, named bioLogic, was co-led by Wen Wang, a former research scientist at MIT’s Media Lab and Department of Chemical Engineering and former… more


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