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+ - Power-generating spacesuits

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Maggie McKee
Maggie McKee writes "Could piezoelectric sensors help power future space missions? From the article: "Astronauts' spacesuits may one day be covered in motion-sensitive proteins that could generate power from the astronauts' movement, according to futuristic research being conducted by a new lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. Such 'power skins' could also be used to coat future human bases on Mars, where they could produce energy from the Martian wind." Eventually, the biologically derived suits might even be able to heal themselves."

2.4 statute miles of surgical tubing at Yale U. = 1 I.V.League