Archive: 9/11/2007

Students get charge out of pedal power

MIT students have come up with a way to recharge your laptop without plugging it in. Rather than consuming electricity, you'll be burning calories--your own.

dateNov 09, 2007 in Other
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Carbon nanotubes could go antiballistic

CSIRO (Australia) has been granted $2 million under the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program to demonstrate the capabilities of carbon nanotubes as strong, lightweight antiballistic materials.

dateNov 09, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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Tailored for optical applications

When a calcite crystal is placed onto a printed page, the letters appear doubled. This is the result of a property called birefringence. Scientists at the Simon Fraser University in Canada have now developed a material that ...

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