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Self-Powered Textile Could be Woven into Smart Clothes

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, and the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in China have made the first hybrid self-charging power textile system that can harvest both solar energy and the mechanical energy from a person’s movements. 
 
These energies can then be stored as chemical energy in fiber-shaped supercapacitors. The system can easily be woven into textiles for making smart clothes that power mobile and wearable electronics. 
 
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