Technology Spotlight: New Energy-Harvesting Clothing

The ever-increasing need for energy to power the ever-increasing number of gadgets that are an integral part of our lives has understandably stimulated the search for new power sources. 

One of these projects, by a University of Texas team, is looking to capture the energy expended in normal daily activity as a source of power to charge up small devices when we are on the go. The technology involves creating special fibers, woven into clothing, that can both generate and then store electrical energy.  

The science behind what could soon become ‘power clothes’ is the subject of this week’s Technology Spotlight 

Excerpt from TalkScience with DrB