There are days so scorchingly hot that it seems like a good idea to wrap one’s self in ice. Well, scientists have made the next best thing: plastic clothing to keep you cool and ward off the sweaty armpits for the entire day. A team of researchers from Stanford University found that polyethylene -- known to be the most common plastic in the planet -- is an effective textile material in beating the heat.
Imagine a world where your torn clothes could fix themselves without the need to sew them. Now, it's possible. A team of scientists has created a self-healing textile using a special liquid.