News tagged with socks

Wearable electronics move beyond rigid wristbands

It's not every day that there's a news story about socks. But in November, a pair won the Best New Wearable Technology Device Award at a Silicon Valley conference. The smart socks, which track foot landings and cadence, are ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in Engineering
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Odour-eliminating pants are hot seller in Japan

Underpants which are claimed to neutralise the smell of flatulence are proving a hit in Japan, whose hard-working businessmen seem to like the idea of breaking wind without getting rumbled.

dateNov 12, 2012 in Other
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Wildlife researchers want your old socks

( -- A University of California wildlife research team working in the Sierra Nevada is asking the public to donate clean, gently used socks for research on a rare weasel called the Pacific fisher.

dateDec 20, 2011 in Environment
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Compost filter socks improve runoff from croplands

Water runoff from cropped farm fields can contain large amounts of eroded soil as well as some of the fertilizer and herbicide. Expanding on existing conservation practices, a team of scientists has tested whether compost ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Environment
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