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BEIJING - Scientists claim to have developed a textile which can react to dangers - such as fire, water and sharp objects - potentially heralding the development of next-generation smart wearables.

Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing created a silk fibroin-based ionic hydrogel (SIH) fibre by extracting silk fibroin from silkworm cocoons and blending it with ionic liquid and glycerol in a wet spinning process.

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