Tag: Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes: Now in fluorescent form

by on Jun.22, 2011, under Articles, Science

Fluorescent Nanotubes Enhance Mouse Imaging [Kurzweil AI]

So in the past we’ve learned that Carbon Nanotubes can be used to deliver drugs into the body quickly, or possibly even a targeted fashion. Now we can paint them fluorescent and inject them into the body and be able to track and image their progress with greater depth an accuracy than standard biocompatible dyes.

This means we can both deliver drugs and watch them get delivered in real-time. An amazing step in medicine.

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Not Carbon Nanotubes but…

by on Feb.19, 2009, under Articles, Science

Nano-something is close enough right?

Sophisticated nano-structures
assembled with magnets
PhysOrg.com Feb. 18, 2009
Magnetic and non-magnetic materials
have been coaxed to self-assemble in
a “ferrofluid” into intricate
permanent nanostructures by
researchers at Duke University and
the University of Massachusetts,
raising the possibility of using
these structures as basic building
blocks for applications such as
advanced optics, cloaking devices,
data storage,…

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Carbon Nanotubes: Stretch, Remember, and Fuel

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

Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes
Could Make Space Elevators Possible
PhysOrg.com Jan. 23, 2009
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…

Carbon-Nanotube Memory that Really
PhysOrg.com Jan. 26, 2009
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

Cheaper Fuel Cells
Technology Review Feb. 5, 2009
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….

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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Nanoplumbing & Cancer Sniffers

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

Nanoplumbing: More than just a pipe
New Scientist Tech Jan. 19, 2009
By controlling ion flow, nanotubes
can desalinate water, clean the air,
increase fuel cell efficiency, and
for other uses, several groups of
scientists are finding….

Nanotubes Sniff Out Cancer Agents
in Living Cells
PhysOrg.com Jan. 11, 2009
MIT researchers have developed
carbon nanotubes wrapped in DNA that
can detect cancer drugs and other
DNA-damaging agents inside living
cells, as well as environmental
toxins and free radicals that damage…

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Better & Special Nanotubes

by on Feb.03, 2009, under Articles, Science

A Better Way to Make Nanotubes
PhysOrg.com Jan. 5, 2009
The newly synthesized
cycloparaphenylene “nanohoop”
molecule, the shortest segment of a
carbon nanotube, could help grow
much longer carbon nanotubes in a
controlled way and in large batches,
with each nanotube identical to the
next. This combination of precision
and high yield will be needed if
carbon nanotubes are to make the
jump from…

Special Nanotubes May Be Used as a
Vehicle for Treating
Neurodegenerative Disorders
PhysOrg.com Jan. 13, 2009
Electrical engineering researchers
at the University of Arkansas have
demonstrated that magnetic nanotubes
combined with nerve growth factor
can enable specific cells to
differentiate into neurons, and may
be exploited to treat
neurodegenerative disorders such as
Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s

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Semiconducting Nanotubes

by on Feb.02, 2009, under Articles, Science

Semiconducting Nanotubes Are ‘Holy
Grail’ for Electronic Applications
PhysOrg.com Jan. 21, 2009
Duke University chemists have
created exclusively semiconducting
versions of single-walled carbon
nanotubes for use in manufacturing
reliable electronic nanocircuits. In
addition to being tiny, these
nanotubes offer reduced heat output
and operation a higher frequencies,
compared to current materials used
to make miniaturized electronic…

Clear Carbon-Nanotube Films
Technology Review Jan. 23, 2009
The first electronic product using
carbon nanotubes is slated to hit
the market this year. Unidym plans
to start selling rolls of its
carbon-nanotube-coated plastic films
in the second half of 2009. The
transparent, conductive films could
make manufacturing LCD screens
faster and cheaper. They could
enhance the life of touch panels
used in…

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Brain & Double-Walled Nanotubes

by on Feb.02, 2009, under Articles, Science

Carbon nanotubes may lead to better
brain electrodes and neuroprosthetic
KurzweilAI.net Dec. 21, 2008
Researchers at the Ecole
Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
(EPFL) have found that carbon
nanotubes (CNTs), which are highly
conductive and corrosion-resistant,
form extremely tight contacts with
neuronal cell membranes and could
act as a new building block for
novel “electrical bypass” systems
for treating traumatic injury of the
central nervous…

Breakthrough achieved in the
production of double-walled carbon
Nanowerk News Dec. 29, 2008
Northwestern University researchers
have developed a solution to the
double-walled nanotube production
problem. They used a technique
called density gradient
ultracentrifugation to cleanly and
easily separate double-walled
nanotubes (DWNTs) from single-walled
nanotubes (SWNTs) and multi-walled
nanotubes (MWNTs). Double-walled

Don’t worry folks, news on carbon nanotubes has slowed so we might finish within the next two months

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Graphite Memory & Horseradish – Carbon Nanotubes

by on Jan.27, 2009, under Articles, Science, Technology

Researchers create graphite memory
only 10 atoms thick
Computerworld Dec. 12, 2008
Researchers at Rice University have
demonstrated a new high-capacity
data storage medium made out of a
layer of graphene (layers of
graphite) only 10 carbon atoms
thick. The new graphene technology
could some day replace NAND flash
memory, which will reach its limit
of 20nm by around 2012. Graphehe is
also more viable for
three-dimensional or…

Horseradish enzyme found to
biodegrade carbon nanotubes
KurzweilAI.net Dec. 21, 2008
University of Pittsburgh
researchers have developed the first
natural, nontoxic method for
biodegrading carbon nanotubes
(CNTs), which could help lower
environmental and health concerns.
They found that CNTs in fine powder
form deteriorate when exposed to the
natural enzyme horseradish
peroxidase (HRP) and a low
concentration of hydrogen…

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Smart Fabrics & Lung Cancer

by on Jan.26, 2009, under Articles, Science

Carbon Nanotubes Detect Lung Cancer
Markers in the Breath
PhysOrg.com Nov. 20, 2008
Using an array of nanotube devices,
each coated with a different organic
material, researchers at the Israel
Institute of Technology have
developed diagnostic system that may
be able to diagnose lung cancer
simply by sampling a patient’s…

Clothing with a brain: ‘Smart
fabrics’ that monitor health
PhysOrg.com Dec. 8, 2008
New “smart fabrics,” electronic
textiles coated with electrolytes
and carbon nanotubes, are capable of
detecting diseases and monitoring
heart rates and other vital signs,
researchers report. In laboratory
tests, they showed that the new
E-fibers could light up a simple
light-emitting diode when connected
to a battery. When coated with

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Nanotube Tracking & Flaws become Perfections

by on Jan.26, 2009, under Articles, Science

Nanotubes Track Cellular Toxins
Technology Review Dec. 15, 2008
Researchers at MIT have found that
carbon nanotubes wrapped with a
small piece of DNA can serve as
highly sensitive biological sensors
for detecting single molecules in
living cells in real time, at a
sensitivity that far exceeds that of
fluorescent dyes, the standard tool
for molecular imaging. The sensors
could eventually be used to monitor…

Flawed nanotubes could be perfect
silicon replacement
New Scientist Tech Dec. 15, 2008
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
scientists have have discovered that
a circuit of nanotubes can only
guide a current if some of the tubes
carry structural defects. Carbon
nanotubes are better conductors than
silicon at transmitting charge,
which means nanotube circuits could
boost computing speeds while
reducing chip size. Structural

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