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‘Back to the Future’ inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing | ScienceDaily

‘Back to the Future’ inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing | ScienceDaily

Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nikes in Back to the Future Part II inspired a UCF scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun’s energy — and can be woven into textiles.

The breakthrough would essentially turn jackets and other clothing into wearable, solar-powered batteries that never need to be plugged in. It could one day revolutionize wearable technology, helping everyone from soldiers who now carry heavy loads of batteries to a texting-addicted teen who…

Source: ‘Back to the Future’ inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing — ScienceDaily