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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! 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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  1. 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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