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2013-01-28 11:48:13

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 the light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecommunications networks. The prototype device, a miniature version of an instrument called a cryogenic radiometer, is a silicon chip topped with circular mats of carbon nanotubes standing on end. The mini-radiometer builds on NIST's previous...

Stretchable Electronics Need Bendable Power Sources
2012-12-15 06:16:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Future smartphones, tablet computers, and other consumer electronics gadgets will be made from bendable materials, according to a University of Delaware professor working to develop power sources for such devices. Stretchable electronics will be the future of mobile technology, leading industry leaders such as IBM, Nokia, and Sony to develop products to take advantage of such materials, mechanical engineering instructor Bingqing...

2012-12-11 01:02:57

A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. The findings, published online Dec. 10, 2012, in the journal Small, were demonstrated in individual nerve cells as well as in the brains of mice and rats, and may have future applications in intracranial or spinal devices to help treat neural injuries. Carbon nanotubes are a nanomaterial with unique features, including...

2012-12-03 20:20:47

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As a technology capable of bringing closer to reality futuristic visions of intelligent device capabilities and technology-embedded environments, Nanotechnology is poised to reign supreme in diverse industries ranging from manufacturing, military, space exploration, electronics, entertainment to healthcare. The technology has already touched and improved virtually every area of modern life. From construction, consumer goods to...

2012-11-30 08:26:16

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nantero, Inc. (www.nantero.com), the nanotechnology company pioneering the use of carbon nanotubes in the development of next-generation semiconductor devices, today announced the closing of an over $10 million Series D financing round. The oversubscribed round was led by two new strategic corporate investors currently engaged in strategic development and partnerships with Nantero. The round also includes existing investors, including Charles River...

Researchers Create Single-surface Material For Energy Storage
2012-11-27 18:32:42

Rice University A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications. Led by Rice chemist James Tour, researchers have successfully grown forests of carbon nanotubes that rise quickly from sheets of graphene to astounding lengths of up to 120 microns, according to a paper published today by Nature Communications. A house on an average plot with the same aspect ratio would...

Harnessing Power By Funneling Solar Energy
2012-11-26 12:53:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept is a simple one, borrowing from some very elementary principles. For instance, everyone knows the best way to capture and contain the most of an element or substance is with a funnel. These cones make it easier to put oil in our cars or fill small glass shakers from a larger bag of sugar. Now, some MIT engineers have worked out a computational model which shows how solar energy can be more or less funneled...

Scientists Make Solar Cells Out Of Carbon
2012-11-01 04:39:42

[ Watch the Video: Stanford Scientists Create All-Carbon Solar Cell ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Stanford University report in the journal ACS Nano that they have created the first solar cell made entirely out of carbon. Creating solar cells from carbon could be a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. "Carbon has the potential to deliver high performance at a low cost," said study senior author...

2012-10-29 11:30:22

LONDON, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM demos revolutionary nanotechnology, LOC introduces universal loyalty card and tech companies announce reports early IBM has successfully demonstrated the use of "carbon nanotubes" [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/made-in-ibm-labs-researchers-demonstrate-initial-steps-toward-commercial-fabrication-of-carbon-nanotubes-as-a-successor-to-silicon-176173681.html ] , a technology that is set to revolutionise the business and...

2012-10-28 15:20:13

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have demonstrated a new approach to carbon nanotechnology that opens up the path for commercial fabrication of dramatically smaller, faster and more powerful computer chips. For the first time, more than ten thousand working transistors made of nano-sized tubes of carbon have been precisely placed and tested in a single chip using standard semiconductor processes. These carbon devices are poised to replace and...