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A T-shirt that can Charge your iPhone

A T-shirt that can Charge your iPhone

Xiaodong Li (foreground) demonstrates the flexibility of a swatch of activated carbon textile (credit: University of South Carolina ) Researchers from the University of South Carolina created the first ever T-shirt that can be used as a ultra powerful battery ...

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19th Century High-Tech

19th Century High-Tech

While High-Tech is a modern term, the archetypal activity is less so. In fact, the first high-tech era began around 1860, with transformations on aromatic organic molecules, such as benzene. The products of this early high-tech industry were synthetic or ...

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Light Emitting Textiles

Light Emitting Textiles

Researchers at the University of Manchester recently invented a novel technology which uses a battery-powered textile yarn in order to make glowing garments. When incorporated into clothing, the electroluminescent yarns emits light which is powered by a battery, thus providing ...

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Philips Lights Your Clothes

Philips Lights Your Clothes

Philips has developed a light-emitting textile called Lumalive. Beneath the outer fabric you will find a layered system containing flexible arrays of colored light-emitting diodes (LEDs), visible from the outside only when the display panel is switched on. This integration ...

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