Researchers in Australia say they’ve found a way to alter fabric so that stains disappear. The fabric gets dipped into a special solution that coats it with microscopic copper and silver particles. When hit with light, these particles come alive and act a bit like bleach.
“They get excited, then they degrade organic matter,” one of the researchers, Rajesh Ramanathan, tells CNNMoney. The tiny materials don’t eat into the cotton “because cotton is cellulose – is very tough.”
When and where can you buy this magic solution? Ramanathan said he hopes that the experiments will convince textile manufacturers to treat their materials with this solution during the production process. He also wants to bottle and sell it in the form a one-step detergent.
Source: CNN Money