Researchers at MIT have announced that they've made a new acoustic fiber out of a certain kind of plastic normally used in microphones.

The worlds of fashion and science just seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Recently, researchers at MIT have announced that they’ve made a new acoustic fiber out of a certain kind of plastic normally used in microphones. This would mean that the wearer, in a shirt made entirely of this material, would be able to pick up sound- essentially functioning as a walking microphone. In addition, scientists say the fabric can generate electricity as well.

Some of the suggested applications? The miraculous ability to both “pick up all the sounds around you”, as well as helping charge your phone at the same time. However, some of the more practical suggestions for the material given by scientists include using it as a wearable microphone, a biological sensor, or woven into undersea nets to monitor water flow.

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