Faster, stronger, lighter: New technique advances carbon-fiber composites
These days, aerospace engineering is all about the light stuff: building airplanes with lighter wings, fuselage and landing gear in an effort to reduce fuel costs.
The Velkess Flywheel: A more flexible energy storage technology
Festo builds BionicOpter—fully functional robot dragonfly (w/ Video)
Ferrari and McLaren unveil hybrid supercars
Hybrids aren't just for fuel economy any more. Ferrari and McLaren both on Tuesday unveiled sleek hybrid supercars sculpted from carbon fiber at the Geneva Motor Show.
McLaren unveils sleek hybrid supercar at Geneva
Hybrids aren't just for fuel economy any more.
Volkswagen will debut XL1 hybrid at March auto show
Researchers print transistor on nearly transparent nanopaper
Light yet safe contender for city streets: Carbon fiber lightweight design for electric car
Can an electric vehicle be extremely light and safe at the same time? Researchers working on the Visio.M project aim to show that the answer is yes. Scientists as well as engineers from Germany's leading ...
High-tech cargo airship being built in California (Update)
The massive blimp-like aircraft flies but just barely, hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight testing south of Los Angeles.
'Nanotubes on a chip' could simplify optical power measurements
(Phys.org)—The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially ...
Chemical functionalization of 'toxic' long carbon nanotubes reduces effective length, reduce asbestos-like pathogenicity
(Phys.org)—Carbon nanotubes resemble asbestos fibers in their form. Unfortunately, long, pure nanotubes also seem to have asbestos-like pathogenicity. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a European resear ...
Bikes share space with cars at Detroit auto show
Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehicles, a nod to the potential marketing boost that bikes may offer for automakers.
New nanotube fibers have unmatched combination of strength, conductivity, flexibility (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making, but it still came with a shock. Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force ...
Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel
A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound ...