Tag: Carbon Nanotubes

Dr. Carbon Nanotube

by on Jun.28, 2010, under Articles, Science

Carbon nanotubes form ultrasensitive biosensor to detect proteins by Ed Hayward (EurekAlert!)

I’ve reported so much news about the wonder of Carbon Nanotubes I’m starting to wonder if I’m repeating myself. But this just announced: Carbon Nanotubes can be used to make an ultra sensitive bio-sensor that could detect proteins quicker than almost any laboratory test currently developed.

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Carbon Nanotubes bring digital music (or at least sound) to the sea

by on Jun.14, 2010, under Articles, Science

Carbon nanotubes create underwater sonar speakers (NewScientist)

Yes my friends. Carbon Nanotubes are back in the news. And this time, they’re replacing our underwater speakers. Long range sonar no longer has to look like something your uncle toted around on his shoulder in the 80s in order to make himself go deaf.

YAY CARBON NANOTUBES!

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Carbon Nanotube can heal the blind!

by on Mar.25, 2010, under Articles, Science

Seeing a Bionic Eye on Medicine’s Horizon (AFTAU)

Yes my friends. It is time for yet another amazing discovery by Carbon Nanotubes! Today we’ve learned that carbon Nanotubes could be used to fix blind eyes! Yes my friends, Carbon Nanotubes could replace some of the nerves in our eyes, allowing people previously unable to see to actually see without messy bypass devices like Jordy’s visor!

Televangelists have reported no worries since Carbon Nanotubes have yet to show any capability in healing the lame or talking excessively for several hours while repeating ‘praise the lord’ every other sentence.

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Carbon nano energy!

by on Mar.09, 2010, under Articles, Science

Big power from tiny wires by David L Chandler (MIT News)

Yes my friends new news regarding carbon nanotubes! Now they can produce electrcity!

This isn’t just some new invention on the old ‘turn the turbine’ thing. This is a completely new way of generating electricity according to MIT.

That’s seriously revolutionary folks.


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Carbon nanotube dye may put a capacitor in your shorts

by on Jan.28, 2010, under Articles, Science

Carbon nanotube dye may put a capacitor in your shorts by Casey Johnston (ars technia)

Yes my friends. You too can have the current flow through your shorts, pants, or even skirts! All thanks to the almighty Carbon Nanotube!

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Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing

by on Jan.04, 2010, under Articles, Science

A new method for DNA sequencing in which a single-stranded ribbon of DNA is threaded through a carbon nanotube could be carried out thousands of times faster than existing methods at a fraction of the cost, if perfected, Arizona State University scientists say.

Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing (PHYSORG)

Yay for the Carbon Nanotube!

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Carbon Nano Ink!

by on Dec.07, 2009, under Articles, Science

Printed capacitors with carbon nanotube ink and Xerox paper by John Timmer (ars technia)

Graphene and carbon nanotubes have a combination of excellent electrical properties and light weight that may eventually revolutionize electronics and energy storage technologies. But for now, most of their applications remain stuck in research labs, as producing them in bulk and then incorporating them into a device have both proven to be challenging. Now, some researchers at Stanford may have overcome the latter hurdle: they’ve managed to create a carbon nanotube ink that can easily be printed onto commercially available paper, which can then be directly incorporated into batteries and capacitors.

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Fluid Carbon Nanotubes!

by on Nov.04, 2009, under Articles, Science

From Science Daily: “Rice University scientists have unveiled a method for the industrial-scale processing of pure carbon-nanotube fibers that could lead to revolutionary advances in materials science, power distribution and nanoelectronics.”

Breakthrough In Industrial-Scale Nanotube Processing (Science Daily) Linky Clicky!

I know my science starved friends. Its been forever since we’ve heard about a breakthrough involving our friend the Carbon Nanotube. And while this report doesn’t explicitly state some awesome new thing that Carbon Nanotubes can do, it does show that all those awesome things they can do, they will do quickly and soon! Hurray!

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Carbon Nanotubes: Not better but better!

by on Sep.30, 2009, under Articles, Science

Carbon nanotubes may power ultracapacitor car by John Timmer (ars technia)

At Technology Review’s EmTech conference last week, MIT professor Joel Schindall told the audience at a panel on energy storage why ultracapacitors may have a significant role to play in our transportation future. The good properties of these devices—fast charge/discharge cycles and an essentially unlimited number of cycles—make them a compelling choice for powering an electric vehicle. Schindall also explained why their downside, a far lower charge density than batteries, might not be as much of a problem as it might appear at first glance….

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Carbon Nanotubes! Now with more energy!

by on Sep.15, 2009, under Articles, Computers, Science, Technology

A photovoltaic cell made from a single carbon nanotube that can take advantage of more of the energy in light than conventional photovoltaics has been created by Cornell University researchers.

Superefficient Solar from Nanotubes by Katherine Bourzac (Technology Review)

Yes thats right. Carbon nantobues are going to make computers faster, give us lung cancer, cure lung cancer, and give us unlimited “free” energy!

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