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Nanowires allow 'power dressing'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    "Power dressing" may soon have a very different and literal meaning.
    Scientists in the US have developed novel brush-like fibres that generate electrical energy from movement.

    Weaving them into a material could allow designers to create "smart" clothes which harness body movement to power portable electronic gadgets.

    Writing in the journal Nature, the team say that the materials could also be used in tents or other structures to harness wind energy.

    "Our goal is to make self-powered nanotechnology," Professor Zhong Lin Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology and one of the authors of the paper told BBC News.

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