Carbon nanotube

06.22.12
All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter
06.22.12

All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter

What's this orange-like patch, you ask? It's a layer of carbon nanotubes on silicon, and it might...

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02.26.12
Researchers develop battery boosting Power Felt, encourages you to sit on your phone
02.26.12

Researchers develop battery boosting Power Felt, encourages you to sit on your phone

For whatever reason, researchers have long been stuck on the idea of harnessing the wasted energy...

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03.27.11
Self-strengthening polymer nanocomposite works best under pressure
03.27.11

Self-strengthening polymer nanocomposite works best under pressure

No one keeps carbon nanotubes down -- especially not these guys. The always popular allotropes have...

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12.09.10
Carbon nanotubes run into magical polymer, become 'tougher than Kevlar'
12.09.10

Carbon nanotubes run into magical polymer, become 'tougher than Kevlar'

Much like graphene, carbon nanotubes seem to be hitting on all cylinders in the lab. Of course, we c...

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09.07.10
Self-repairing solar cells could also fix our energy dependency
09.07.10

Self-repairing solar cells could also fix our energy dependency

It doesn't take much for a photovoltaic cell to not work quite as well as it used to. Sure, a big ha...

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09.17.09
Cornell gurus look to carbon nanotubes for efficient solar cells
09.17.09

Cornell gurus look to carbon nanotubes for efficient solar cells

You know what we love? Solar-powered gadgets, and carbon nanotubes. Oh, and Ivy League schools. Bof...

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10.19.08
Ultra-tough buckypapers could build planes, trains and automobiles
10.19.08

Ultra-tough buckypapers could build planes, trains and automobiles

Not to get too nano-technical on you this Saturday afternoon, but you're probably going to want to...

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03.22.08
UCLA researchers create self-healing, power-generating artificial muscle
03.22.08

UCLA researchers create self-healing, power-generating artificial muscle

We've seen self-healing materials and artificial arms, but a team of researchers hailing from UCLA...

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01.31.08
Researchers get nanotube chips running at commercial speeds
01.31.08

Researchers get nanotube chips running at commercial speeds

Carbon nanotubes have a ton of promise, and we've seen a lot of prospective applications for the tec...

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