Meet The Yarn That Generates Electricity When Stretched Or Twisted

Meet The Yarn That Generates Electricity When Stretched Or Twisted

This is amazing … Scientists at the University of Texas have created an electricity-generating yarn from woven carbon nanotubes and get this, they call it twistron.

I call it damn cool. When the carbon nanotubes squeeze together, they generate a small current – enough to power a small light! This is amazing in this day and age where electricity is used for nearly everything and can be expensive, this is why people are searching for the best electricity providers in texas or closer to their local area to get great deals on their bills, so until this yarn is compacted and utilized for our use, it might be the best avenue to go down for you to save money. See it in action in the video below:

Learn more about this fascinating development in Science Magazine or Ars Technica.


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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    strange – in winter I get the impression that most of my knitted socks are already made from this new material when getting electrical shocks by touching people 😉


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