Episode 8: Wearable Science
Americans spend millions, maybe billions, on clothes every year. It's a huge industry. And when you think about clothes, do the words style, fit, and comfort come to mind? How about science and technology? Probably not, but science and technology play a major role in the textile industry.
Part 3: Turning Down the Flames
What if your clothes were naturally flame-retardant and durable enough to still be effective after multiple washes? Well, that's just what ARS researchers are striving for, and they may have achieved half their goal with this groundbreaking finding. Check out the podcast, then watch this cool video comparing fire-resistant cotton vs regular cotton in flammability testing.
Part 4: Preparing for Combat
ARS is showing its military might by developing insect repellant treatments that could be applied to service member uniforms to protect our brave men and women from a mighty and tiny enemy.
Part 5: Breaktime
Learn about science breakthroughs from ARS. Check out jeans that don't scratch, insect repellents made from natural ingredients, and the Super Slurper!
- Flax Fiber Offers Cotton Cool Comfort
- One Team, One Product — Many Uses
- A Granddad's Advice May Help Thwart Mosquitoes
- Old-Time Mosquito Remedy May Work Against Ticks, Too
- Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better than DEET
- Honeysuckle's Sweet Scent Not So Kind to Mosquitoes
- Cuphea Oil Chemical Repels Pests
Part 7: Back to the Future with Hemp
Is hemp the plant of the future? See if this crop, that has been around for thousands of years, will find its place in the US agricultural market place.