February 28th, 2012
New Fabric Generates Electricity Via Your Body Heat: This isn’t your father’s beakers and test tube science. Scientists and a graduate student, Corey Hewitt, at Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials say they’ve made a material that can turn heat from your body into an electrical current. The new material is called Power Felt. Ok, so that’s the name for us regular folks, but it’s really a multi-layered carbon nanotube/polymer composite-based thermoelectric fabric. Power Felt is such a better name.