Nanotube bundles could be used as motors for nanodevices

Even the smallest devices, assembled at the molecular level, need motors and oscillators. UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering Professor Qing Jiang thinks bundling groups of carbon nanotubes together could make an ultra-efficient ...

NASA Releases DART Accident Report Summary

NASA released a summary Monday of the findings about why its Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology spacecraft did not complete its mission and collided with the intended rendezvous satellite on April 15, 2005.

Use Chemistry To Tap Solar Power, Professor Says

Only the sun, which pours more energy onto the Earth's surface in an hour than the entire planet uses in a year, has the capacity to meet future global energy needs -- but people will have to act fast to make use of it, according ...

Team revamps energy system for fuel-efficiency

MIT researchers in the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems are applying new materials, new technologies and new ideas to radically improve an old concept -- thermophotovoltaic (TPV) conversion of light into ...

Flash memory gets boost from x4 technology

Memory cards, USB ports and iPods are about to get smaller and cheaper to produce, according to a company that has just unveiled 4 bit per cell NAND flash technology.

Rain-deprived Britain limits water use

Britain's Environmental Agency warns the nation may face its worst drought in a century and has begun imposing restrictions on water use, a report said.

Japan falls behind in chip manufacturing

A university study suggests Japan is falling behind other nations in the production of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips for personal computers.

Nano World: Blood-compatible nanomaterial

Artificial kidneys and other medical devices could soon employ carbon nanotubes and other structures only nanometers or billionths of a meter wide made highly blood compatible via anticoagulants, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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