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Carbon nanotubes

Cresols Make Carbon Nanotubes Commercially Scalable

New research found that cresols, common solvents, can be used to produce carbon nanotubes at a plastic-like industrial scale. Since their discovery in the 1990s, carbon nanotubes (CNT) have fueled the imagination of researchers and...
nanoribbons

A New Graphene Production Method for Smaller Semiconductors

Revealing a new production process, scientists at UCLA have used light and heat to synthesize graphene nanoribbons. Graphene, a two-dimensional material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms, has very promising properties for electronics....
Digitally Printed Cyanobacteria Used to Create Bio-Solar Panel

Digitally Printed Cyanobacteria Used to Create Bio-Solar Panel

Scientists just used digitally printed cyanobacteria to create a biophotovoltaic panel. Researchers from the Imperial College of London, University of Cambridge, and Central Saint Martin teamed up to create a simple paper-based bio-solar panel using...
wearable carbon nanotubes

Wearable Carbon Nanotubes Generate Electricity from Blood Flow

Chinese researchers have created a nanogenerator that can harvest power from any flowing liquid, including blood in the veins. Hydroelectricity exploits the potential energy of flowing water (think rivers, waterfalls, marine currents, etc.). Turbines recover...
filter

Clean 99% of Heavy Metals from Water With This Reusable Filter

A chemist and a high-school student may have just found a sustainable solution to remove heavy metals from water. Could this reusable filter be the future of clean water? Water pollution is a rising problem...
CNT

Flexible Electronic Update: Carbon Nanotubes Make for Stronger, Conductive Textiles

Using carbon nanotubes, researchers from the University of Illinois have synthesized textiles that offer high electrical conductivity and resilience. Silicon-based electronics have been around for many decades. Robust and ultra-high-performing, silicon is a main component...
space elevators

Using Nanotechnology for Space Elevators, Direct Cell Delivery

The infinitely small nanotech world helps science take great leaps forward, from therapeutic nanosystems treating the body to space elevators. In recent years, advances in nanosciences have been so numerous and varied that they affect...
nanostructures

Once Forgotten, Bone-like Nanostructures Mitigate Metal Fatigue

As we plunge forth into Industry 4.0, we discover new ways to take advantage of our existing infrastructures. Nature is often inspiration, but what's more uncommon is rediscovering lost knowledge. As we use our...