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Smart Materials Getting SMARTer
2012-07-11 17:36:59

Self-powered, homeostatic nanomaterials that actively self-regulate in response to environmental change Living organisms have developed sophisticated ways to maintain stability in a changing environment, withstanding fluctuations in temperature, pH, pressure, and the presence or absence of crucial molecules. The integration of similar features in artificial materials, however, has remained a challenge–until now. In the July 12 issue of Nature, a Harvard-led team of engineers...

2012-03-15 12:06:29

Nanocomposite electrodes being charged with electricity reveal performance advantages that could lead to longer-lasting, cheaper vehicle batteries A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material performs better than silicon alone. With an electrical capacity five times higher than conventional lithium battery electrodes,...

The Nanotechnology Of Sundew And English Ivy
2011-10-18 10:40:51

Researchers are studying the adhesive properties of sundew plants and the nanoparticles in English ivy for innovative medical applications Fifteen small sundew plants perch on a window sill, collecting sunlight and eating meat in the lab of Mingjun Zhang on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. Sundew plants are carnivores, consuming insects by capturing them with small adhesive balls on the ends of their tentacles. The tentacles and their adhesive properties may be nature's...

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2011-08-16 10:24:15

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and CFD Research Corporation have found a new way to develop straight carbon nanofibers on a transparent substrate. Growing such nanofiber coatings is important for use in novel biomedical research tools, solar cells, water repellent coatings and others. The technique utilizes a charged chromium grid, and relies on ions to ensure the nanofibers are straight, rather than curling "“ which limits their...

2011-08-03 19:31:30

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent. The impressive test results, reported in the journal Polymer,* suggest that significant fire-safety advantages can be gained by coating polyurethane...

2011-07-20 10:22:00

CLEVELAND, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arteriocyte®, a leading clinical stage biotechnology company with offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Hopkinton, Massachusetts that develops proprietary stem cell and tissue engineering based therapies announced today that the Ohio Department of Development's Third Frontier Commission awarded a $1 million grant to the company for its "Development and Commercialization of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion for Clinical Applications" as...

2011-07-07 02:00:00

MCALLEN, Texas, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FibeRio Technology Corporation - The Force For Nanofibers - has been selected by the editors of R&D Magazine as a winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards. This accolade recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. FibeRio's rapid development and launch of the Cyclone L-1000 product line incorporating Forcespinning(TM) technology for nanofiber production, earned the...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

Pyrograf Products was recently issued a Consent Order by the US Environmental Protection Agency allowing the sale of Pyrograf®-III Carbon Nanotubes for commercial scale applications. This makes Pyrograf Products the first and only domestic supplier to be granted a consent order for direct sale of stacked-cup carbon nanotubes. Cedarville, OH (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 Pyrograf Products is pleased to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a consent...


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