You probably won’t be starting any knitting projects with this yarn in the fall but it sounds very cool!
Via Physics World:
A multipurpose material that can sense strain and temperature and harvest energy from temperature gradients has been developed by researchers in the UK and the Netherlands. The new material, which could be used to create smart human-machine interfaces and health monitoring devices, was created by Emiliano Bilotti, and collaborators at Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Loughborough University.
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