Sports gear has come a long way since the days of heavy cotton shorts and flat canvas basketball shoes. Today's performance fabric is designed to wick sweat and keep you cool, which makes exercise a lot more pleasant. A team of MIT researchers have now done sports gear one better: they've made a self-ventilating workout suit that actually responds to your sweat and body heat. How did they do it? Live microbial cells.
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The Vasper system is designed to provide the benefits of a two-hour workout in only twenty minutes. 00:10
Astronauts who spend long amounts of time in space experience loss of strength in their muscles and bones. 01:16
The Vasper system aims to increase the body's production of natural growth hormones by upping the concentration of lactic acid in the muscles. 02:03
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