This image released by Georgia Tech University shows a magnified SEM image of two microfiber brushes meeting "teeth-to-teeth." The top one is coated with gold and the bottom one is covered with zinc oxide nanowires. Electrical current is created when the fibers scrub together. (AP Photo/ Georgia Tech University)
This image released by Georgia Tech University shows a magnified SEM image of two microfiber brushes meeting "teeth-to-teeth." The top one is coated with gold and the bottom one is covered with zinc oxide nanowires. Electrical current is created when the fibers scrub together. (AP Photo/ Georgia Tech University) AP
This image released by Georgia Tech University shows a magnified SEM image of two microfiber brushes meeting "teeth-to-teeth." The top one is coated with gold and the bottom one is covered with zinc oxide nanowires. Electrical current is created when the fibers scrub together. (AP Photo/ Georgia Tech University) AP

Someday, just the act of getting dressed could produce electricity to run gadgets

March 13, 2008 4:00 AM