Nanotubes

02.15.15
Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells
02.15.15

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks l...

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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...

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10.28.12
IBM Labs develops 'initial step' towards commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes
10.28.12

IBM Labs develops 'initial step' towards commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes

Commercialization of carbon nanotubes is one of the holy grails of next-gen computing, and IBM thi...

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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...

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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...

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06.28.12
Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology
06.28.12

Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology

Back in the 1920s, Thomas Edison's dream of an electric automobile was ultimately foiled by those m...

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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...

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05.01.12
Nanotubes sniff out rotting fruit, your dorm room might be next
05.01.12

Nanotubes sniff out rotting fruit, your dorm room might be next

Our favorite ultra-skinny molecules have performed a lot of useful functions over the years, but k...

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01.30.12
Nanotech-enhanced 'smart paint' promises to detect structural damage
01.30.12

Nanotech-enhanced 'smart paint' promises to detect structural damage

We've seen scientists explore a number of ways to make paint "smarter" over the years, and now a t...

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