When it's hot as hell outside (as it is right now, everywhere), a little sun shower is literally a gift from the heavens above. But a soaking wet shirt, when you're out and about and not in the habit of carrying around a spare just in case, is less than ideal.
When there's no deer, or quail, or whatever it is hunters shoot up in The Dalles around, bored gunmen have been playing target practice with the insulators on Google's electricity distribution poles. It's so problematic Google's moving their fibers underground.
Forget grades of wool—the clothing of the future's going to be measured in millivolts. Researchers at UC-Berkeley have created electricity-generating nanofibers that could someday be woven into your clothing.