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A molecular approach to solar power

It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Now a...

New carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper in carrying power

On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same...

Walk like a transcription: DNA motor hobbles along nanotube

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along...

Creating synthetic antibodies

MIT chemical engineers have developed a novel way to generate nanoparticles that can recognize specific molecules, opening up a new approach to building durable...

Bold claim: NSF-funded research may revolutionize electronics

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a team of Stanford University engineers has for the first time built a tiny computer with...

A first: Stanford engineers build computer using carbon nanotube technology

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new...

Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial. The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags...

A pea-shooter for molecules: Nanopores can slow throughput

Like a pea going through a straw, tiny molecules can pass through microscopic cylinders known as nanotubes. This could potentially be used to select...

Plasma-treated nano filters help purify world water supply

The study paves the way for the next generation of portable water purification devices, which could provide relief to the 780 million people around...

Stretchy Electronic Skin Could Detect, Respond to Touch

Imprinting electronic circuitry on backplanes that are both flexible and stretchable promises to revolutionize a number of industries and make "smart devices" nearly ubiquitous....

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