Researchers Test Stretchable Battery for Flexible Devices
Researchers have created a thin, stretchable battery that can be expanded up to three times its size without loss of power or performance.
Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric
Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
Fujifilm creates organic printed sheet that harvests energy from body heat - Geek.com
As The Matrix has taught us, the human body is a great source of energy as long as you can find a way to harvest it efficiently. We don’t as of yet, but …
Will your next phone be powered by your HEARTBEAT?
A team of US and Chinese researchers has revealed a tiny implantable battery that converts the constant movement of organs such as the heart, lungs and diaphragm into energy.
Input/output self-folding paper
The red (controller) paper senses how it is being folded and the white (output) paper follows. When the white paper is flipped over, blintz folding allows th...
Special Topics: New Textiles
This project-based course will explore the future of textiles, focusing particularly on blending rich crafting traditions with new technologies. Topics will include textile-based electronics, textile fabrication, algorithmic pattern design, and composites. We will experiment with a wide range of fibers, yarns, and fabrics including traditional materials like wool and cotton as well as metal fibers and yarns, fusible plastics, papers, and resins. We will also explore techniques like felting…
Planet Analog - Bend & Shape Flexible Integrated Circuits
Flexible circuits will be the next big thing. There are applications in healthcare/diagnostic medicine, for point-of-sale, and for wearable circuitry.