Why It Is What Time It Is (The History of Time)

How did we come up with our system of telling time? Why do we divide the day into 24 hours of 60 minutes each, and put 60 seconds in each minute? Where does the definition of a second come from? And who decides what clock shows the correct time? There’s clearly a lot of questions when it comes to time.  Continue reading

Forget shopping. Soon you’ll download your new clothes – TED Ed by Danit Peleg

Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you. What started as designer Danit Peleg’s fashion school project turned into a collection of 3D-printed designs that have the strength and flexibility for everyday wear. Continue reading

Scientists design shape-shifting workout gear powered by bacteria – Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Researchers at MIT have created bacteria-based workout gear covered in ventilation flaps that automatically open up when you sweat.And that’s just the beginning of what they say “living clothing” will eventually be able to do for us. The team of 14 MIT researchers, funded by New Balance Athletics, have created prototypes of men’s and women’s workout gear, as well as sneakers.”It helps to evaporate your sweat more efficiently,” Wen Wang, chemical engineer and lead author of the paper published in the journal Science Advances, told As It Happens host Carol Off.

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