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Energy-Generating T-Shirts Could Someday Power Your Electronics

Posted By Diane Pham On January 22, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Green Materials,green technology | 1 Comment

Tired of the tangle of chargers and cords at your feet? Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas [1] have discovered a way to create energy generating textiles from powder-infused carbon nanotubes [2]. The nanotubes in use will be able to support superconducting particles, such as boron and magnesium powder, with a more manageable form without binders or lasers [3]. If the scientists are successfully able to weave this energy-transmitting yarn into ready-to-wear material, you could soon bid adieu to all those jumbled up gadget chargers. Instead, this energy-transmitting yarn could be fashioned into lightweight batteries you can wear.

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[1] University of Texas at Dallas: http://www.utdallas.edu/

[2] carbon nanotubes: http://www.inhabitat.com/carbon-nanotubes-could-create-worlds-first-space-elevator/

[3] lasers: http://www.ecouterre.com/3d-printed-rapidprototyped-shoes-revolutionizing-the-industry/

[4] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/electricity-generating-t-shirts-could-someday-power-your-iphone/

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