Florida-based Hills, a major manufacturer of fabric forming equipment, has just debuted their

latest innovation: a machine that produces nanostructured fibers which could potentially be assembled to act as rechargeable batteries. This could prove especially useful for military purposes, lightening the load for soldiers in combat who depend on a significant amount of power for operation of their equipment and weaponry. According to MIT’s Technology Review:

The machine… could be the key to a new generation of military uniforms that take on active functions such as generating and storing energy…

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