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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1 Comment

  1. Heike

    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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