There are many different fabrics used in modern motorcycle clothing that cool the rider by wicking away the sweat which draws heat out of the skin.
However, they don’t start working until you start working up a sweat.
This new material functions differently.
The Stanford scientists re-engineered polyethylene (plastic) so that it is breathable and lets out infrared radiation.
It’s a long way from fully developed and the scientists are still trying to make it feel more like normal material, but it would be a welcome addition to the rather limited summer motorcycle clothing range.