17 Nov '16, 8pm

Great Scott! "Back to the Future" inspires self-charging clothing

One movie buff scientist from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center has turned to the 80s cult classic Back to the Future II to inspire a new wearable technology. Marty McFly’s Nike shoes that tie themselves in the movies spurred fan Associate Professor Jayan Thomas to develop a fabric that could harvest and store solar energy. Thomas developed filaments that can be easily woven into fabric, which could be transformed into clothing that doubles as rechargeable solar batteries.

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