Researchers discover method for mass production of nanomaterial graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene is a perfect example of the wonders of nanotechnology, in which common substances are scaled down to an atomic level to uncover new and exciting possibilities.
Self-assembled nanostructures function better than bone as porosity increases
Naturally occurring structures like birds’ bones or tree trunks are thought to have evolved over eons to reach the best possible balance between stiffness and density.
Nanotubes could improve thermal management in electronics
As the electronics industry continues to churn out smaller and slimmer portable devices, manufacturers have been challenged to find new ways to combat the persistent problem of thermal management. New research ...
When Yuri Gorby discovered that a microbe which transforms toxic metals can sprout tiny electrically conductive wires from its cell membrane, he reasoned this anatomical oddity and its metal-changing physiology ...
Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Space Elevators Possible
Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste
(Phys.org)—Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found.
Research boosts understanding of nano-carbon in photodetectors
As modern electronic devices get ever smaller, the age of silicon transistors is going by the wayside. Tomorrow's electronics—such as photovoltaic panels, transparent conductors, capacitors, transistors ...
Beetle feet stick to their promises
Mushroom-shaped microhairs are the secret of a new adhesive material which scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany, have developed. Inspired by the soles of beetles' ...
Ultra-Long Carbon Nanotubes Could Serve as Future Transmission Lines
Golden touch makes low-temperature graphene production a reality
(PhysOrg.com) -- A method which more than halves the temperature at which high-quality graphene can be produced has been pioneered by researchers.
Using nanotech to make Robocops
Bulletproof jackets do not turn security guards, police officers and armed forces into Robocops, repelling the force of bullets in their stride. New research in carbon nanotechnology however could give those in the line ...
Clothing with a brain: 'Smart fabrics' that monitor health
Researchers in United States and China are reporting progress toward a simple, low-cost method to make "smart fabrics," electronic textiles capable of detecting diseases, monitoring heart rates, and other ...
Multijunction solar cell could exceed 50% efficiency goal
Liberating devices from their power cords: New structural 'supercaps' take a lickin', keep on workin'
(Phys.org) —Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building ...