Goodbye, Laundromat-You May Soon Clean Clothes With Light

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."

Key Facts In This Video

  1. 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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