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Socrates socks with integrated Kevlar are designed to never wear out

For many, socks and jocks are the go-to gifts for dads for Christmas and birthdays. While not the most imaginative gift, most men can generally use a steady resupply of both thanks to the inevitable holes that appear in such garments coupled with an apparent reluctance to spend money on underwear. Well, gift givers may need to put in a bit more thought if dad invests in a couple of pairs of Socrates socks. Made from Kevlar-carbon matrix material, they’re designed never to get a hole, droop, or wear out.Read More

3D-printed lingerie hits the catwalk

New York-based architect Bradley Rothenberg was recently invited to create a one of a kind 3D-printed lingerie piece for Victoria's Secret and Swarovski. The result is a sparkling corset that was a highlight feature during this year's Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.Read More

Shreddies underwear filters your farts

Most of us break wind from time to time; it's a natural function of a healthy body. It's a shame about the smell though. A "flatulence-filtering" range of underpants called Shreddies aims to combat this problem using technology found in chemical warfare suits.Read More

Military

U.S. Army develops “Kevlar underpants” to protect soldiers' nether regions

When it comes to the many “life-changing” injuries that can result from an IED blast, the loss of a limb is probably the first one that springs to mind. But injuries to the pelvic region that leave soldiers with the inability to have children can obviously be just as devastating. That’s why the U.S. Army has developed a Pelvic Protection System - dubbed “Kevlar boxers” or “combat underpants” by some soldiers - to protect dismounted soldiers patrolling Afghanistan roads. Read More

Electronics

Augmented reality app lets you see through catalog models' clothing

Here's an unlikely recipe for successfully spicing up a winter clothes catalog – make the models lose their clothes, or to be more exact, allow your clients to see what is hiding underneath the bulky winter garments. The X-Ray augmented reality app by clothing retailer Moosejaw does exactly that. It uses your mobile device's camera and some augmented reality trickery to grant you X-ray vision, as you scan both female and male models' bodies in the catalog. All you have to do is position your device over the catalog pages.Read More

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Butt Bra: booty-boosting bodywear by Bubbles

The venerable Wonderbra has done much to enhance the pleasing lumpiness of women who aren't naturally gifted in the chest department. But bounteous boobs are only one side of the story – big, curvy bums are in, and if you don't want to go the padding option to get the J.Lo rear aspect you're looking for, Bubbles Bodywear has come up with a range of buttock-boosting bum bras that take what your momma gave you and squeeze it into shape. They'd be a pretty scary sight at the business end of a first date, though!Read More

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