Tag: PhysOrg

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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WOOO! Carbon Nanotubes!!!

by on Sep.11, 2009, under Articles, Science

Using Nanotubes in Computer Chips (PHYSORG)

Yes my friends. You just read correctly. Not only will Carbon Nanotubes cause and cure lung cancer, but they’ll be making faster processors for us too! Its the ducktape of the future!!! (If ducktap was actually used to make computers that is)

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by on Apr.28, 2009, under Articles, Science

I know friends. It has been awhile. But once again I’ve found mention of Carbon Nanotubes!

Israel Institute of Technology researchers used a network of 10 sets of chemically modified carbon nanotubes to create a multicomponent sensor capable of discriminating between a healthy breath and one characteristic of lung cancer patients. Using 10 different organic coatings, the investigators created field-effect transistors comprising random networks of each of the different coated nanotubes, and the resulting array produces a characteristic change in electrical output when exposed to volatile nonpolar organic substances. (Source:http://www.physorg.com/news160065741.html)

Actually a repeat of some news we saw earlier but still! They live!

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Self-aligning Nanotubes and more

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

Nanotechnology and Technology
Acceleration Buzz is Higher Because
Actual Developments Are Showing
Pessimists Were Wrong
Next Big Future Feb. 25, 2009
The current nano buzz includes four
innovations: 1. New research in
using conductive nanomaterials for
neuroengineering applications
proposes carbon nanotubes as ideal
probes for bidirectional interfaces
in neuroprosthetics and as nanotools
to endogenously (re)engineer
single-neuron excitability and
network connectivity. 2 Recent
advance in…

Self-aligning carbon nanotubes
could be key to next generation of
PhysOrg.com Feb. 25, 2009
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
researchers have created nanoscale
devices based on connecting
sharp-tipped electrodes with
individually self-aligned carbon
nanotubes. Scanning electron
microscope image of electrodes
(inset) and single-walled carbon
nanotube bridge structure The
finding could lead to new
applications in devices such as…

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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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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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