Energy comes from all sorts of places, and every day, a lot of that energy is wasted. As you read this, the heat from your body, the mechanical movement of your finger on your device, and even the pressure waves produced from your speech are lost to the chaos of the universe. Scientists are keenly aware of this, and hard at work coming up with ways to generate electricity from the energy that's already there. In August of 2017, they came up with what might be the most brilliant version yet: yarn that generates electricity just by being pulled or twisted. If that makes you think "smart clothing," you're right — but think bigger.
It Was The Best Of Twines, It Was The Worst Of Twines
Bop It, Twist It, Pull It
Carbon Nanotube Yarn Turns Movement Into Electricity, No Batteries Required
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Written by Ashley Hamer September 18, 2017
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