Setting a fedora hat on fire is apparently one of the steps to make it

It's extremely peaceful to watch someone focus in and make something with their bare hands. The process is always beautiful, taking materials such as the beaver felt fabric and molding it into something usable, like a hat. It's almost like seeing art. I don't know why you have set it on fire but it sure looks cool. » 7/31/14 9:51pm 7/31/14 9:51pm

Magic fabric doesn't catch fire after being doused with molten aluminum

The molten aluminum being poured out onto the thin black fabric is bubbling at a scorching 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hot. And yet, for all the heat and fire and flame power, the magic fabric easily withstands the burning liquid metal. The fabric doesn't catch fire, it doesn't get burned through and there's not a… » 6/25/14 12:27am 6/25/14 12:27am

Nanowires Could Turn Your T-Shirts Into Nano-Power Stations

A nanotech invention by a US research team offers an intriguing glimpse of the future: slip on some nanowire-embedded clothes, plug your MP3 player or cellphone into them, and as you dance or walk around, your outfit generates enough power to run the gadget. More details on how the fabric works, and some nano-imagery… » 2/14/08 8:54am 2/14/08 8:54am

Fujitsu Dresses its Fab PC Concept in Fabric

Why make a leather notebook when you can make one out of fabric? That seems to be what the designers at Fujitsu are thinking. Their Fab PC concept is a laptop made from fabric with a flexible e-paper display that makes this lappie easy to fold up and take on the road. The fabric also makes the laptop ultra-light and… » 5/30/07 9:10am 5/30/07 9:10am