Energy-scavenging nanofibers could lead to electric clothing

from Berkeley.edu:

In research that gives literal meaning to the term “power suit,” University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles.

These nano-sized generators have “piezoelectric” properties that allow them to convert into electricity the energy created through mechanical stress, stretches and twists.

Also: New flexible materials could generate power from human motion

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