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Your Next Smartphone Case Or Electric Vehicle Body May Be A Battery
2014-05-19 14:34:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because space within today’s electronic devices is at a premium and these devices are requiring more and more power – engineers have been looking into making batteries that are also the cases of devices or possibly the exteriors of electric vehicles. According to a new study published in the journal Nano Letters, engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed small, grey wafers that could be the forerunner of these new types of...

Supercapacitor Stores Electricity On Silicon Chips
2013-10-23 08:54:48

Vanderbilt University Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Scientific Reports. It is the first supercapacitor that is made out of...

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2009-07-29 14:50:00

Rice scientists use nanomaterials to grow flying carpets, 'odako' kitesWith products that range from carpets to kites, you'd think Rice University chemist Bob Hauge was running a department store. What he's really running is a revolution in the world of carbon nanotechnology. In a paper published this month in Nano Research, Hauge's Rice University team describes a method for making "odako," bundles of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) named for the traditional Japanese kites...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.