Microfiber fabric makes its own electricity?

There are 1 comment on the Reuters story from Feb 14, 2008, titled Microfiber fabric makes its own electricity?. In it, Reuters reports that:

“They automatically grow on the surface of the fiber”

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. scientists have developed a microfiber fabric that generates its own electricity, making enough current to recharge a cell phone or ensure that a small MP3 music player never runs out of power.

If made into a shirt, the fabric could harness power from its wearer simply walking around or even from a slight breeze, they reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.

"The fiber-based nanogenerator would be a simple and economical way to harvest energy from the physical movement," Zhong Lin Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology, who led the study, said in a statement. Read more

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sqrlking

Ventura, CA

#1 May 20, 2008
bring it. this is like the 5th time I've read about an electricity producing garment, but I have yet to see one when I go shopping. If they made these an undershirt (and not a geek fashion statement)I bet they would sell like crack.

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