Nanotechnology news

Magnetic particles act as ink in new printer

By using a laser beam to focus and push particles against a substrate, scientist Lars Helseth of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has designed and built a unique type of colloidal printer. Taking ...

Mar 16, 2007 feature
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Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells

A group of scientists has created a new, improved fuel-cell electrode that is very lightweight and thin. Composed of a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes, the electrode functions nearly as well as conventional electrodes ...

Mar 27, 2008 feature
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Scientist warns of nanotechnology dangers

A British scientist is warning that hundreds of nanotechnology products are about to go on sale despite a lack of biological safety testing.

May 03, 2006
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Surface plasmons enhance nanostructure possibilities

As technology becomes smaller and smaller, scientists work to find solutions to a variety of problems in many different fields. It is known that light could be used for studying molecules and atoms, as well as for solving ...

Sep 18, 2007 feature
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IBM builds first IC around a single carbon nanotube

IBM today announced that its researchers have built the first complete electronic integrated circuit around a single “carbon nanotube” molecule, a new material that shows promise for providing enhanced ...

Mar 24, 2006
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Scientists Make Flexible, Polymer-Based Data Storage

The future of the electronics industry is believed by many to lie in organic materials – polymers that conduct electricity. Because they are ultra lightweight, flexible, and low-cost, they may lead to a whole new class ...

Aug 01, 2007 feature
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Toshiba's 'NanoBattery' Recharges In Only One Minute

Toshiba Corporation today announced a breakthrough in lithium-ion batteries that makes long recharge times a thing of the past. The company's new battery can recharge 80% of a battery's energy capacity in ...

Mar 29, 2005
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