Unofficial 'Spider-Man' follows nature's lead
Eden Steven, a physicist at Florida State University's MagLab facility, discovered that simple methods can result in surprising and environmentally friendly high-tech outcomes during his experiments with ...
Researchers find that tiny molecules passing through nanotubes can be propelled or slowed depending on their size
Like a pea going through a straw, tiny molecules can pass through microscopic cylinders known as nanotubes. This could potentially be used to select molecules according to size—for example, to purify water ...
Carbon nanotubes: Bullets in the fight against cancer
Carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes of rolled-up carbon sheets, hold great potential for delivering therapeutic heat, drugs and medical sensors directly to where they are needed to attack cancerous cells.
Super spider silk opens way to nano medical devices
Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had coated spider silk with carbon nanotubes, creating a fibre that is not only super-strong but also conducts electricity.
A new chapter in a nanotech 'super materials' story
Tucked away in a small research park near NASA's Langley Research Center, the outside of the modern building looks pretty much like any new office. But just on the other side of the glass and concrete walls, ...
Chemistry team creates spontaneously forming supramolecular nanotube yarn
New sensor for SERS Raman spectroscopy almost as sensitive as a dog's nose
Using carbon nanotubes, a research team led by Professor Hyung Gyu Park in collaboration with Dr. Tiziana Bond has developed a sensor that greatly amplifies the sensitivity of commonly used but typically ...
Butterfly wings + carbon nanotubes = new 'nanobiocomposite' material
Leveraging the amazing natural properties of the Morpho butterfly's wings, scientists have developed a nanobiocomposite material that shows promise for wearable electronic devices, highly sensitive light ...
Researchers figure out how to 'grow' carbon nanotubes with specific atomic structures
Move over, silicon. In a breakthrough in the quest for the next generation of computers and materials, researchers at USC have solved a longstanding challenge with carbon nanotubes: how to actually build them ...
Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable all-carbon circuits
Carbyne is stronger than any known material
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 ...
Plasma-treated nano filters help purify world water supply
(Phys.org) —Access to safe drinking water is a step closer to being a reality for those in developing countries, thanks to new research published today in Nature Communications.
Battery design gets boost from aligned carbon nanotubes
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer.