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carbon nanotubes

Carbon Is the New Black

Engineers with the University of Cincinnati are leveraging a partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to create clothing that can charge your cell phone.Move...
nanowires

Atomically Thin Nanowires Convert Heat to Electricity More Efficiently

Heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using nanowires as thin as atoms, according to new University of Warwick research Atomically thin...
battery

Scientists Discover How a Pinch of Salt Can Improve Battery Performance

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into...
microtubules

Let the Good Tubes Roll

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips...
fuel cells

Study Boosts Hope for Cheaper Fuel Cells

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that...
Filtering Water

Filtering Water Better than Nature

The ScienceHigh-flow membranes are an important part of future energy-efficient water purification. For the first time, the efficient water transport in carbon tubes with...
nanotubes

Touchy Nanotubes Work Better When Clean

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, and scientists at Rice...
supercapacitorvideo

High-Performance Supercapacitor, Using Ultrasonic Spray Device

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel manufacturing technology to form new materials, using ultrasonic waves used in medical diagnosis, humidifiers, as...
purified nanotubes

Wheat Gets Boost from Purified Nanotubes

The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass, according to Rice University scientists. But...
nanotransistor

A Nanotransistor Made of Graphene

Graphene ribbons that are only a few atoms wide, so-called graphene nanoribbons, have special electrical properties that make them promising candidates for the nanoelectronics...
carbon nanotubes

Skoltech-Led Team Sheds Light on How Carbon Nanotubes Could Be Used...

A team of Skoltech scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the IBM Watson Research Center, have shed light on the behavior of electrical contacts...
motion sensors

New Motion Sensors a Major Step Toward Low-Cost, High-Performance Wearable Technology

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully...
silk

How to Build Better Silk

When it comes to concocting the complex mix of molecules that makes up fibers of natural silk, nature beats human engineering hands down. Despite...
robots

New Approach Uses Light Instead of Robots to Assemble Electronic Components

An international team of researchers has developed a new light-based manipulation method that could one day be used to mass produce electronic components for...
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Where Nature Meets Science – Spider Webs Made out of Graphene

Spider silk provides a combination of great strength ~1.5 GPa and toughness~150 J g−1. To explore what would happen to those measurements if the spiders...
polymervideo

Spinning Strands Hint at Folding Dynamics

An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements...
nanotubes

Long Nanotubes Make Strong Fibers

To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it’s best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.The Rice lab...
soft roboticvideo

This Soft Robotic Gripper can Screw in your Light Bulbs for...

How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer: just one, assuming you’re talking about a new robotic gripper...
glass

Brazilian Researcher Proposes New Definition of Glass

Is glass a solid or a liquid? This question, which has been vigorously discussed by specialists in the field for some decades, has just...
batteries

Asphalt Helps Lithium Batteries Charge Faster

A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries,...