human-powered clothing

An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of South Carolina have developed a technique to turn an ordinary cotton t-shirt into a supercapacitor. The team, led by Xiaodong Li, a professor

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“Power Felt” Uses Your Own Body Heat to Charge Your Cellphone (And It Costs $1!)

“Power Felt” Uses Your Own Body Heat to Charge Your Cellphone (And It Costs $1!)

As cellphone addicts, we all know the feeling of dread when you leave the house and realize your battery is low.  What if instead of running to the nearest outlet, all you had to do was a quick set of

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Electricity Generating Shoes Put a Spark in Your Step

Electricity Generating Shoes Put a Spark in Your Step

Bioengineers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand have developed a super-thin “dielectric elastomer” generator which can harvest the energy of footsteps! As opposed to piezoelectrics

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Energy-Harvesting Film Could Mean Clothing Able to Power Gadgets

Energy-Harvesting Film Could Mean Clothing Able to Power Gadgets

Every physical movement we undertake expels some energy, so wouldn’t it be awesome if we could capture all of that ambient force and turn it into power with some practical value? The scientists at the

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Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

We’ve seen numerous endeavors undertaken by individuals, organizations and government bodies alike, each attempting to bring our world into a more sustainable state of being. But even with all these new

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A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

Flowers die, but the Dandelion portable windmill will keep on brightening your day without the wilting. A new wearable tech accessory from designers Mary Huang and Jennifer Kay, this beauty uses tiny

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