Tag: NewScientist

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.


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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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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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Grenades, Music, and Cancer – Carbon Nanotubes

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

Drug grenades explode right on target
New Scientist news service Oct. 22, 2008
Chemical engineers at Ghent
University in Belgium have developed
a novel drug delivery system using a
rigid but porous polymer membrane
that contains a gel that expands in
contact with water. This bursts the
capsule open to release carbon
nanotubes or other
nanomaterial-based drug carriers,
which normally diffuse very slowly
through target…

Hot nanotube sheets produce music on demand
New ScientistTech Oct. 31, 2008
Sheets made of carbon nanotubes
behave like a loudspeaker when
zapped with a varying electric
current, say researchers at Tsinghua
University in Beijing and could lead
to new generation of cheap, flat
speakers and even talking clothing.
The sound is generated by the
thermoacoustic effect. The flexible
nanotube sheets can be stretched or

Invention: Cancer nanobomb
New ScientistTech Nov. 10, 2008
Balaji Panchapakesan at the
University of Delaware suggests
destroying cancers in situ using
exploding nanotubes. His idea is to
fill carbon nanotubes with water
before injecting them into a tumor.
The area is then zapped with laser
light, which causes the water inside
the nanotubes to boil. The
tremendous pressure created by the
heating causes…

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Nanotubes Slaughter Cancer

by on Dec.31, 2008, under Articles, Science

Nanotube ‘longboats’ slaughter
cancer cells
New Scientist news service Sep. 6, 2008
MIT researchers have attached a
modified version of potent cancer
drug cisplatin and folic acid to
carbon nanotubes, killing cells with
folic acid receptors more
effectively than cells without them.
These receptors are most numerous on
cancer cells, so the hope is that
the drug may target tumors in the
body and spare healthy cells….

Nanoflowers Improve Ultracapacitors
Technology Review Sep. 16, 2008
Researchers at the Research
Institute of Chemical Defense
(China) have developed a replacement
for activated-carbon electrodes used
in current ultracapacitors: a
nanotube-manganese-oxide composite
electrode that stores twice as much
charge and delivers five times as
much power. Nanoparticle and carbon
nanotubes (American Chemical…

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Artificial Photosynthesis

by on Dec.23, 2008, under Articles, Science

Assembling Nanotubes
Technology Review July 10, 2008
Stanford University and Samsung
Advanced Institute of Technology
researchers have developed a new
method for sorting single-walled
carbon nanotubes by electronic type
and arranging them over a large
area; it could be useful for
manufacturing high-performance
displays and other electronic
devices. (Melburne LeMieux /
Stanford University)…

Nanotubes bring artificial
photosynthesis a step nearer
New Scientist news service July 11, 2008
Carbon nanotubes are the crucial
chemical ingredient that could make
artificial photosynthesis possible,
say Chinese researchers. Artificial
photosynthesis could efficiently
produce hydrogen that could be used
as a clean fuel and also mop up
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
By covalently bonding a large number
of phthalocyanine molecules…

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