Proving once again why I am proud to be a graduate of the UC system, researchers at UC Berkeley have created a new technology that essentially embeds ‘energy-scavenging microfibers’ into your clothes, which produce an electric current when you move around. Thereby turning that top into a terrifically portable piece of electronic-charging equipment, and giving fashion-conscious nerds everywhere (or at least the ones who are currently typing this blog post) a total techgasm.
Of course, the technology isn’t completely there yet, as VentureBeat points out in today’s article about it. But, it’s one still one step closer to giving me an excuse to buy new clothes. And I say that’s one small step for technology, one giant leap for this fashion conscious nerd.