Fabric That Can Switch Between Heating and Cooling

While the race to create the most versatile fabric has yielded significant offerings from the likes of The North Face and Columbia, a pair of researchers at the University of Maryland may have made the next promising push. Their fabric is made from two yarns—one to absorb water and one to repel it. Together, they react to moisture from your body. When you sweat, the …

Climber Alex Honnold’s Custom The North Face Tuxedo

After tackling Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot El Cap, in under four hours without ropes, pioneering rock-climber Alex Honnold gained widespread notoriety. At the 2019 Academy Awards, the film that documents Honnold’s experience, Free Solo, won the best documentary Oscar. And Honnold sported a first-ever The North Face custom tuxedo. The slim fit,  one-button, single-breasted suit was the vision of designer Mona Al-Shaalan and tailored Devon …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Arthouse films, glitter, CES, space, food and more in our internet round-up

Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of …