Week in Review: 5/21/17 – 5/27/17

5/23/2017

Off-the-Shelf, Power-Generating Clothes Are Almost Here

A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but materials scientist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst could make one today. In a new paper this month, she and colleagues outline how they have invented a way to apply breathable, pliable, metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics.
https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/shelf-power-generating-clothes-are-almost

5/22/2017

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria

Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective anti-fouling material and, when electrified, bacteria zapper.
http://news.rice.edu/2017/05/22/zap-graphene-is-bad-news-for-bacteria/