New nanogenerator technology could lead to clothes that power your gadgets
By Christopher MimsPosted 03.30.2009 at 5:49 pm 0 Comments
In Frank Herbert's epic Dune novels, the natives of the desert planet Arrakis cope with the extreme aridity of their home by using stillsuits, which capture and re-process body fluids into potable drinking water.
One of the coolest things about these suits was that they were self-powered. Herbert wrote that they employed "...motions of the body, especially breathing and some osmotic action [to] provide the pumping force."