Reply Tue 10 Jul, 2012 03:02 pm
from the BBC :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18781878

Quote:
T-shirts developed that could charge mobile phones The researchers turned the t-shirt fabric into a 'supercapacitor'

Scientists at the University of South Carolina have found a way to use a cheap T-shirt to store electrical power.

It could pave the way for clothes that are able to charge phones and other devices.

Experts predict that new technologies including roll-up smartphones and laptops will be on the market soon.

These developments would spur on the need for "flexible energy storage", said the professor behind the project.

Xiaodong Li, a professor of mechanical engineering at the university teamed up with post-doctorate researcher Lihong Bao to find a solution.

The pair wrote up their findings for the Advanced Materials journal.

They used a T-shirt bought from a local discount store, which was soaked in a solution of fluoride, dried and then baked in an oxygen-free environment at high temperature


what's next ?
perhaps they'll turn a t-shirt into a cellphone ?
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Reply Tue 10 Jul, 2012 03:51 pm
@hamburgboy,
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/4/2011/06/soundchargeorange1.jpg
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Reply Tue 10 Jul, 2012 06:35 pm
@hamburgboy,
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r543/Reyn2299/Very_Interesting.jpg
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Reply Tue 10 Jul, 2012 07:00 pm
@hamburgboy,
They need to try it on pants pockets!

Having your phone charge while it's in your pants pocket would be so cool!
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Reply Wed 11 Jul, 2012 10:51 am
@hamburgboy,
hamburgboy wrote:
what's next ?


How about this?

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Professor Hubler, who runs a research and development group at the Chemnitz University in Germany, has developed new inks that make it possible to produce flat speakers or printed solar cells. To produce a loudspeaker, the ink is printed on a sheet of paper and contains multiple layers of conductive organic polymer and a piezoelectric layer. Applying an electric current makes the layered ink vibrate, with the end result being a sheet of paper that is capable of producing quite loud and clear sound.


http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/paper-speakers-and-printed-solar-cells-made-possible-with-new-ink-2012079/
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