In a Tech Briefs article last week, Virginia Tech professor Greg Liu spoke about his team’s newly developed porous carbon fibers, and how the material may someday change how vehicles are built and powered.

One design possibility, according to the lead researcher, is having the carbon-fiber material take over the doorframe.

"Today’s doorframes are mainly for protection of passengers in the vehicle. If we can use carbon fibers to provide protection and store energy, we will have energy right there to power many devices and sensors in the doorframe,” said Liu.

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