Ultra-Stretchable Wires (video) North Carolina State University Loading video... Caption Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning. The wires can be used for everything from headphones to phone chargers, and hold potential for use in electronic textiles. The paper, Credit Dr. Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University Usage Restrictions Credit must be given Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.