Treated cotton could help irrigate deserts

Researchers have developed a special treatment for cotton fabric that allows it to absorb large amounts of water from misty air and release it by itself as it warms.

Goodbye washing machine: self-cleaning cotton created

Doing the laundry's about to get easier. Forget the whole washing part: all we'll need to do is peg our clothes out on the line or hang them over the balcony railing.