March 25, 2009

Japan astronaut tests ‘stink-free’ briefs

Space, the final frontier, is where the Japanese have gone to try out their new odor-free underwear.

Japanese astronaut Takao Doi is at the International Space Station testing underwear made of a special nanotech fabric that purportedly makes them stink-free even after several consecutive days of use without washing, LiveScience reports on its Web site.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says the underwear -- along with shirts and pants -- are called J-Wear.

The fabric reportedly repels static, wicks away water, kills bacteria, neutralizes odors and prevents fouling or permanent odor infusion, the LiveScience reports.

Another feature is the clothing doesn't have any seams and comes with hook-and-loop fasteners.