Cool-to-be-kind fabric could replace air conditioners

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Cool-to-be-kind fabric could replace air conditioners

Clothes that conduct heat away from the body could help combat climate change by cutting greenhouse gases

Jack Hardy

A cooling fabric that could be used for clothes as a replacement for air conditioning has been created.

The new material is said to reduce body temperature by conducting heat away to the outside air, while also repelling water. Researchers say cooling down an individual’s body is more efficient than air conditioning a room or building.

It is hoped the new design could eventually serve as an alternative to air conditioning systems, which in the UK are said to account for about 10% of electricity consumption...

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