Carbonnanotubes

01.24.14
Scientists replicate kitty whiskers to help robots 'feel'
01.24.14

Scientists replicate kitty whiskers to help robots 'feel'

Cat whiskers are tremendously sensitive, so much so that cats can navigate around our glassware wi...

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11.01.12
Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap
11.01.12

Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap

Harnessing the awesome power of the Sun isn't just dependent on the efficiency of solar cells, but...

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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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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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04.02.12
Sensitive scales can weigh individual atoms, ensure perfect recipes
04.02.12

Sensitive scales can weigh individual atoms, ensure perfect recipes

Those of you who have navigated beyond using an Easy-Bake Oven will know that weighing out ingredi...

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02.15.12
GE turns butterfly-inspired tech into cheap, accurate thermal sensors (video)
02.15.12

GE turns butterfly-inspired tech into cheap, accurate thermal sensors (video)

When last we heard from GE and its Morpho-butterfly inspired sensors, all the talk was about detect...

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