Look Cool and Keep Dry in This Wind-Proof, Water-Proof Shirt

When it's hot as hell outside (as it is right now, everywhere), a little sun shower is literally a gift from the heavens above. But a soaking wet shirt, when you're out and about and not in the habit of carrying around a spare just in case, is less than ideal. » 6/20/12 10:40pm 6/20/12 10:40pm

One of America's Oldest Industries, Cotton, Is Surprisingly High-Tech

Instead of bending down, turning around and picking a bale of cotton, America's big industry is more high-tech than you thought. Wired looks at how the fibers are grown, picked, processed and spun into threads...for your threads. [Wired and Flickr] » 6/02/11 2:40pm 6/02/11 2:40pm

Bored Hunters in Oregon Are Regularly Shooting Down Google's Fibers

When there's no deer, or quail, or whatever it is hunters shoot up in The Dalles around, bored gunmen have been playing target practice with the insulators on Google's electricity distribution poles. It's so problematic Google's moving their fibers underground. » 9/21/10 6:40pm 9/21/10 6:40pm

New Nanofiber Tech Could Make Your Clothes Positively Electrifying

Forget grades of wool—the clothing of the future's going to be measured in millivolts. Researchers at UC-Berkeley have created electricity-generating nanofibers that could someday be woven into your clothing. » 2/12/10 10:20pm 2/12/10 10:20pm