Productive Product: What happens when you combine carbon nanotubes and electrolytes, embedded in paper? You create a flexible battery which can be molded into any shape and even cut with scissors, according to faculty and students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Biotechnology. The prototype battery is not yet particularly efficient, and it definitely is not inexpensive, but its potential uses are numerous. For example, it could be layered and including in portable devices or car interior consoles. More details are in Wired magazine.