Photograph of drought land due to climate change
An Earthy-Smelling Substance, 1964
How the pungent odor that occurs after a light rain became a well-studied phenomenon
An Earthy-Smelling Substance, 1964
An Earthy-Smelling Substance, 1964

How the pungent odor that occurs after a light rain became a well-studied phenomenon

How the pungent odor that occurs after a light rain became a well-studied phenomenon

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moisture
A Bacteria-Laden Shirt That Ventilates in Response to Sweat
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2017
Exposure to the body’s humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.
Living Fabric
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.