Eco-friendly wearable could replace aircon

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We have already seen clothing with inbuilt air conditioning, and sports bras 3D printed with cooling vents. Now, a device developed by a team from Penn State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, which is lightweight enough to be incorporated into clothing and capable of cooling by more than five degrees Fahrenheit, could be the source of relief for millions of people toiling in extreme heat conditions. Currently run by an iPad-sized battery pack, the device works for up to two hours. Researchers envision it being integrated into uniforms for firefighters and clothing for factory workers and athletes. Working on…

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