Could we soon say goodbye to washing machines for good?! Perhaps. Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have pioneered a textile that, with help from the sun, cleans itself. Within this textile live nanostructures that break down organic matter when exposed to light from the sun, a bulb, or another source. Though this material is not fully self-cleaning, this advancement serves as a solid foundation for creating fully self-cleaning textiles. When the textiles researchers have now were exposed to light, it took "less than six minutes for some of the enhanced textiles to spontaneously clean themselves."
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Researchers at RMIT University have developed self-cleaning textiles that clean themselves using sunlight. 00:06
Written by Curiosity Staff March 31, 2016
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