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This carbon-nanotube coated smart yarn can conduct enough electricity from a battery to power a light-emitting diode device. Researchers can use its conductivity to design garments that detect blood.


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Regular yarn turned black when coated with electrically -conducting carbon nanotubes. Researchers say it can be woven into smart textiles that would be softer and more practical than current designs for electrically-conducting fabrics.