Let your jeans juice up your phone - WikiPiki

Boffins have come up with a cunning plan to allow you to charge your mobile phone by just wearing your clothes.

That's according to a report in TG Daily, which says that cotton and polyester can be made into conductive energy textiles. It's scientists at Stanford that have come up with the brainwave.

But, as the story points out, there's a serious snagette. First you have to take your clothes off when you go to bed and re-charge your clothes rather than your phone overnight.

Carbon nanotubes are apparently the key to this not-so-amazing breakthrough - the material is soaked with a solution which has the ability to store electricity.

Perhaps what is amazing is that once the nanotubes are part of the fabric, they can be washed, dried and perhaps even ironed.

The TG Daily story is here.