Self-Cleaning Underwear

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Self-cleaning fabrics could revolutionize the sport apparel industry. The technology, created by scientists working for the U.S. Air Force, has already been used to create t-shirts and underwear that can be worn hygenically for weeks without washing.
The new technology attaches nanoparticles to clothing fibers using microwaves. Then, chemicals that can repel water, oil and bacteria are directly bound to the nanoparticles. These two elements combine to create a protective coating on the fibers of the material.

This coating both kills bacteria, and forces liquids to bead and run off. [continued]
http://www.livescience.com/scienceoffiction/070105_nanofabric.html

This reminds me of an old army joke: After living in the field for a week under the most primative conditions, the commanding officer decided to give his troops a break and allow a change of underwear. So he called the troops to attention and gave them the good news. "Men, in the interest of personal hygene, we are going to change our shorts today. Private Smith, change with Private Gonzales. Private Jones, change with Private Black..."
 

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The technology, created by scientists working for the U.S. Air Force, has already been used to create t-shirts and underwear that can be worn hygenically for weeks without washing.
Wow this means I won't have to change my underwear for a whole year :biggrin:
 

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Wow this means I won't have to change my underwear for a whole year :biggrin:
so for you, basically nothing changes, eh? :tongue:
 

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The new technology attaches nanoparticles to clothing fibers using microwaves.
Micro and nano? How you could possibly pass up on that?

Once I get my first crateload of undies, my underwear laundry frequency will be in the range of picohertz! Hooray!
 
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nano-panties? That just dosen't sound right.
 

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Could be useful in serious inflight emergencies.:smile:
 
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(G-)strings at the nano-scale!
 

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This doesn't help those of us who do not wear underwear :tongue2:
 

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T M I !!!!!!!
 

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I've never seen "TMI" used before, but it only took a few microseconds to understand the meaning.
 

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I've never seen "TMI" used before, but it only took a few microseconds to understand the meaning.
:rofl: Just had to look to the post above it, huh? :yuck:
 

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I've never seen "TMI" used before, but it only took a few microseconds to understand the meaning.
Call me an old fart. I had to think a bit.

Trans Mars Injection? Nope. That takes a spacesuit, let alone underwear.
Technical Military Instruction? Nope. That was in the OP.
Touched, Moved, and Inspired? DaveC, you're sick!
 

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Too Much Information!!!!

This was going to be my response as well.
 

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Too Much Information!!!!
I was just having fun. I have three sons, late teens to early twenties. I have learned not to ask questions that lead to TMI, such as "How did you get mud all over the inside of the van?"
 

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Good idea, esp when it comes to a van! :biggrin:
 
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T M I !!!!!!!
I thought it was "Too Many Instructions" i was thinking of nano-panties within nano-panties within nano-panties, like a Russell's pantiedox....

I wonder if they chaff, are they non-stick?
 

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I have three sons, late teens to early twenties. I have learned not to ask questions that lead to TMI, such as "How did you get mud all over the inside of the van?"
Two. Both early twenties. Both men.

"Why do you have a bandage over your eyebrow/nose/lip/tongue/navel and what you need the peroxide for?"

"Why do you keep needing the toilet plunger in the downstairs bathroom?"
 

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