New Textile Unravels Warmth-Trapping Secrets of Polar Bear Fur; Team of Engineers Invents Bilayered Fabric, 30% Lighter Than Cotton and Much Warmer

Three engineers at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst have invented a fabric that concludes the 80-year quest to make a synthetic textile modeled on polar bear fur. The results, published on April 5, 2023 in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, are already being developed into commercially available products. The article is titled “Solar Thermal Textiles for On-Body Radiative Energy Collection Inspired by Polar Animals.”
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