India Isn’t Ready for a Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity

India Isn’t Ready for a Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity

When heat and humidity combine to push wet-bulb temperatures past 32 degrees Celsius, physical exertion becomes dangerous.On May 1, 2022, the wet-bulb temperature in Lakshmanan’s home city of Chennai hit 31 degrees Celsius.

The EPA May Extend the Use of Pesticides that Paralyze Bees

The EPA May Extend the Use of Pesticides that Paralyze Bees

These four insecticides are all types of neonicotinoids, a class of chemicals that is widely used on crops to treat them for pests but has been found to cause devastation among non-target insects, such as bees.

Baby Poop Is Loaded With Microplastics

Baby Poop Is Loaded With Microplastics

The finding comes a year after another team of researchers calculated that preparing hot formula in plastic bottles severely erodes the material, which could dose babies with several million microplastics a day , and perhaps nearly a billion particles a year.

My Quest to Survive Quarantine—in Heated Clothes

My Quest to Survive Quarantine—in Heated Clothes

Heated clothing is exactly what it sounds like: battery or electricity-powered garments with warming elements woven throughout.During World War I, the French military developed rudimentary electrically heated flight suits; the United States built its own prototypes based on these models.

Once a WFH Staple, Athleisure Gets Down to Business

Once a WFH Staple, Athleisure Gets Down to Business

Brands that make them—Epoque Evolution, Veilance, Rhone, and others—are deploying high-tech hybrid fabrics, innovative production techniques, and a hyper-flexible approach to assembling a wardrobe, in which a few garments perform multiple roles.“The comfort factor and more fluid approach to work and leisure have all played their role.

How to Clean Your Smartphone and Keyboard the Right Way

How to Clean Your Smartphone and Keyboard the Right Way

Anything that's soft and that won't scratch your phone will do, though Apple specifically recommends a camera lens cloth, if you want to follow its advice.Google says it's OK to use cleaning wipes on Pixel handsets, but use them sparingly, well away from the ports and buttons.

Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News

Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News

Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News. Pour one out for Apple's 12-inch MacBook, get yourself a webcam cover, and get ready to peruse some portable grills. Apple killed off the 12-inch MacBook.

Should You Wear White or Black on Hot Days? Here's the Data

Should You Wear White or Black on Hot Days? Here's the Data

Perhaps the question should be: Does white reflect MORE thermal radiation than black clothing (I'm equating thermal radiation and infrared light—same thing). The T-shirts (both the black and the white) have an emissivity very close to 1—they don't really reflect much infrared radiation.

Just Rent Your Clothes

Just Rent Your Clothes

I was partly inspired to do this after reading a late-2017 New York Times column about the author's " no-shopping year ." If I was going to curb my consumerism, clothes seemed like a good place to start.

The Perfect Pair of Pants Is Just a 3D Body Scan Away

The Perfect Pair of Pants Is Just a 3D Body Scan Away

Isabella Wren , a Hong Kong-based fashion brand, sells tailor-made jackets, dresses, and trousers with a proprietary body scanning technology that lifts a woman's exact measurements from a few photos.