Are you the kind that is accident-prone, spilling coffee all over yourself and getting food stains everywhere? Soon, you will be able to get into the sun, and your clothes will clean themselves! Australian researchers are working on a way to coat fibers with titanium dioxide crystals which have the ability to break down food and dirt in sunlight. This substance, titanium dioxide, is apparently already used in things like toothpaste, sunscreens and paint. It is harmless to the skin and so is suitable for use in this way.
So throw away your washing machines and say hello to the 21st century.
(You know I’m kidding, right? The process is real. It’s just not ready yet.)
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