Japanese researchers invent clothes that can power cell phones
News On Japan via businessinsider.com -- Dec 12
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.
The new fabric is made of wafer-thin solar cells woven together that could see people powering up their mobile phones and other electronics with their sweater or trousers.
But its creators conceded there was work to do before taking the fabric to market.
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