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Having clothes made out of pine cones would be sweet, and painful at the same time. Well, this clothing isn t made out of pinecones per se, but the idea of how pinecones work. The University of Bath and London College of Fashion are researching and designing biometric clothes. When it is cold and/or raining the tiny fins in the clothing close and fold down to prevent rain from getting in and to keep the wearer warm. When it is hotter, the fins open up allowing more air in to circulate. I don't know about you, but when I get hot I just unbutton the coat. Still, this is a neat idea so let's just let them run with it.

Smart Clothing Mimics Pine Cones [Treehugger]