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Forest of carbon nanotubes (w/ Video)

This image shows a 'forest' of carbon nanotubes – thousands upon thousands of tiny rolls of carbon atoms, grown on a scrap of copper foil. James Dolan explains how easy it is to run across beautiful scenery such as this ...

Jun 27, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Seeds to skyscrapers

Wood is one of the oldest building materials but its use is limited by its properties. With new funding, researchers aim to stretch these properties to an unprecedented degree, creating the means to build ...

Jun 25, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Building synthetic plants

A movement is under way that will fast-forward the design of new plant traits. It takes inspiration from engineering and the software industry, and is being underpinned in Cambridge and Norwich by an initiative ...

Jun 20, 2014 5 / 5 (6) 1

Video: Nanoengineered electron guns

In this video we see an electron gun made of many thousands of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, each more than 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Dr Matt Cole, from the University of Cambridge, explains ...

Jun 20, 2014 3.8 / 5 (4) 0