Nanotube

03.17.14
MIT's bionic plants could be used as energy factories and sensors
03.17.14

MIT's bionic plants could be used as energy factories and sensors

In many ways, plants are ideal technology hosts -- they're outdoor-friendly, self-healing and poll...

By J. Fingas,   03.17.14
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01.21.14
Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy
01.21.14

Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy

It's tough to build solar cells that capture both heat and light -- most of these multi-talented d...

By J. Fingas,   01.21.14
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05.11.13
University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power
05.11.13

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critter...

By J. Fingas,   05.11.13
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10.10.12
MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)
10.10.12

MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)

Carbon nanotube-based sensors are good at sniffing out all kinds of things, but applying the cylin...

By S. Dent,   10.10.12
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09.30.12
New process for nanotube semiconductors could be graphene's ticket to primetime (video)
09.30.12

New process for nanotube semiconductors could be graphene's ticket to primetime (video)

In many ways, graphene is one of technology's sickest jokes. The tantalizing promise of cheap to p...

By J. Trew,   09.30.12
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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...

By J. Fingas,   06.22.12
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10.05.11
Invisibility cloak made of carbon nanotubes uses 'mirage effect' to disappear
10.05.11

Invisibility cloak made of carbon nanotubes uses 'mirage effect' to disappear

If the phrase "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good" means anything to you, you'll be happy to know...

By L. Leavitt,   10.05.11
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05.10.11
Bee venom used to create ultra-sensitive explosives sensor
05.10.11

Bee venom used to create ultra-sensitive explosives sensor

We knew that well-trained bees were capable of sniffing out dynamite and other explosives, but re...

By A. Toor,   05.10.11
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04.27.11
MIT's genetically modified viruses boost solar-cell efficiency by herding nanotubes
04.27.11

MIT's genetically modified viruses boost solar-cell efficiency by herding nanotubes

The wizards of MIT have done it again. Having checked artificial leaves and Operabots off the to-do...

By J. Hicks,   04.27.11
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