Carbon Nanotubes: Stretch, Remember, and Fuel

by on Feb.06, 2009, under Articles, Science

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Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes
Could Make Space Elevators Possible
PhysOrg.com Jan. 23, 2009
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Scientists from Cambridge
University have developed a light,
flexible, and strong type of carbon
nanotube material that may bring
space elevators closer to reality.
NASA needs about 144,000 miles of
nanotube to build one, with a cable
that would extend 22,000 miles above
the Earth to a station. Currently,
the Cambridge team can make about 1…
http://www.physorg.com/news151938445.html

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Carbon-Nanotube Memory that Really
Competes
PhysOrg.com Jan. 26, 2009
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Helsinki University of Technology
researchers have created a
carbon-nanotube based information
storage comparable in speed to
memory commonly used in memory cards
and USB flash drives. The memory
scheme has a write-erase time of 100
nanoseconds, which is about 100,000
times faster than previously
reported carbon-nanotube memory, and
retains…
http://www.physorg.com/news152202897.html

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Cheaper Fuel Cells
Technology Review Feb. 5, 2009
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University of Dayton researchers
have shown that arrays of vertically
grown carbon nanotubes could be used
as the catalyst in fuel cells.
(Science) The carbon nanotubes,
which are doped with nitrogen, would
be much cheaper and longer lasting
than the expensive platinum
catalysts used now, with four times
higher current densities….
http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/22074/

Okay peoples. That is my backlog of Carbon Nanotube news. So things will be slower now as the sudden explosion of discoveries seems to have tampered off to about once a week, rather than once a day. But as you can see, Carbon Nanotubes will be a savior and our destruction! All shall love and despair!

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