Lightweight, flexible heating patches that can be sewn into clothing could offer a way to reduce heating bills and resource use.
While heated clothing and heating packs have been on the market for some time, those options can be expensive or bulky—or both. As a more affordable alternative, teams from Rutgers and Oregon State created thin, strong heating patches made of tiny silver wires fused with polyester. The patch can be powered by a coin battery, and offers both improved heating performance and greater durability when compared to similar patches.
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