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2008-10-17 13:40:00

Researchers at Florida State University say a material commonly known as "buckypaper" could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made. Buckypaper, which resembles ordinary carbon paper, is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. But unlike conventional composite materials, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass. "All those things...

2008-09-22 21:00:13

By Joann Loviglio PHILADELPHIA - For anyone whose last foray into chemistry was being forced to memorize the periodic table of elements in high school, there's new reason to take another look at a subject you might have vowed never to revisit after final exams. As chemical and molecular innovations - from nylon to plastic to cosmetics - transformed modern life, genomics and nanotechnology discoveries could dramatically transform the future. The Chemical Heritage Foundation's ambitious...

2008-09-07 21:00:07

By JOANN LOVIGLIO By Joann Loviglio The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA For anyone whose last foray into chemistry was being forced to memorize the periodic table of elements in high school, there's new reason to take another look at a subject you may have vowed never to revisit after final exams. As chemical and molecular innovations - from nylon to plastic to cosmetics - transformed modern life, genomics and nanotechnology discoveries could dramatically transform the future. The...

2008-08-18 18:00:37

By MEREDITH PRICE LEVITT Nanotechnology takes the concept of small to new heights. Derived from the Greek word nanos, which means dwarf, nanotechnology deals with structures that are approximately one- billionth of a meter in size. That's about 1,000 times smaller than the diameter of one human hair. The applications for this technology are far-reaching - including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, microelectronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, photo catalysts and sports...

2008-07-22 09:01:13

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) announces the award of a $1.6 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the use of fullerene-based nanomedicines as a pathway to treat allergies and other inflammatory diseases. This novel research program may offer a new therapeutic solution using fullerene compounds for treating allergies and other conditions that play a central role in inflammatory reactions, such as arthritis and multiple...

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2005-12-12 07:30:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Those stain-resistant khakis you just picked up at the mall, the tennis ball that holds its bounce longer and sunscreen that's clear instead of white have something in common - nanotechnology. Scientists manipulating matter at the molecular level have improved on hundreds of everyday products in recent years and are promising dramatic breakthroughs in medicine and other industries as billions of dollars a year are pumped into the nascent sector. But relatively little is...

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2005-11-15 16:00:00

Nanotubes are the poster children of the nanotechnology revolution. These tiny carbon tubes "“ less than 1/50,000 the diameter of a human hair "“ possess novel properties that have researchers excitedly exploring dozens of potential applications ranging from transistors to space elevators. Nanotubes also produce light with a number of interesting properties, which have led researchers to propose various optical applications. One of the most promising is to use the tiny tubes as...

2005-10-21 19:11:06

HOUSTON "“ (Oct. 21, 2005) --Carbon nanoparticles "“ both those unleashed in the air by engine exhaust and the engineered structures thought to have great potential in medical applications "“ promote blood-clotting, scientists report in an upcoming edition of the British Journal of Pharmacology. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Ohio University examined the impact of various forms of carbon nanoparticles in a laboratory experiment...

2005-10-05 14:05:43

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2005 -- Using a method for assessing the premiums that companies pay for insurance, a team of scientists and insurance experts have concluded that the manufacturing processes for five, near-market nanomaterials -- including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and buckyballs -- present fewer risks to the environment than some common industrial processes like oil refining. For two of the nanomaterials "“ nanotubes and alumoxane nanoparticles -- manufacturing risks were...

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2005-08-17 13:39:18

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. "“ Engineers at Purdue University have created a nanotech simulation tool that shows how current flows between silicon atoms and individual molecules to help researchers design "molecular electronic" devices for future computers and advanced sensors. Molecular electronics could make it possible to manufacture hardware by "growing" circuits and devices in layers that may "self-assemble," similar to the growth of structures in living organisms. Devices for a variety...


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Synthetic Metals
2012-05-17 14:54:38

Synthetic Metals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials. It is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Original manuscripts on chemical, electrochemical, electrical, photonic...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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