Energized fabrics could keep soldiers warm and battle-ready in frigid climates

High-tech fabric intended for gloves and other military clothing contains silver mesh (silver nanowires or 'AgNW') that could be heated to keep soldiers warm, while a hydrogel layer would absorb sweat. Credit: US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center

This is a cross-section of the high-tech fabric. Credit: US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center