People cool off in a fountain in Madrid, Spain on Saturday. Chinese scientists have developed a fabric to help people stay cool as temperatures rise. Photo: AP
People cool off in a fountain in Madrid, Spain on Saturday. Chinese scientists have developed a fabric to help people stay cool as temperatures rise. Photo: AP
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Chinese scientists develop fabric they say can cool the body by nearly 5 degrees Celsius

  • It looks like ordinary T-shirt material and uses technology that causes it to emit mid-infrared radiation to reduce wearer’s temperature
  • Team designed the ‘metafabric’ to help people cope in a world increasingly feeling the effects of climate change

People cool off in a fountain in Madrid, Spain on Saturday. Chinese scientists have developed a fabric to help people stay cool as temperatures rise. Photo: AP
People cool off in a fountain in Madrid, Spain on Saturday. Chinese scientists have developed a fabric to help people stay cool as temperatures rise. Photo: AP
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