Flexing with Power

How our energy sources are bending for wearable technology

Erin Winick Anthony

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Twistron, made from carbon nanotubes that can generate electricity for wearable technology. Photo: University of Texas at Dallas

One of my favorite skirts to wear for STEM outreach events features LED light–clad constellations. It draws people’s attention, gets them talking about science, and is a fun demonstration of a basic piece of wearable technology. It has one downside, though: the huge battery pack on the waistband. This pack demonstrates the problem…

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Erin Winick Anthony

Science Communicator and founder of STEAM Power Media. Former NASA, MIT. B.S. Mechanical engineering. Covering intersections of STEM and creativity.