Gallery: New Ultra-Light Nanotube Aerogels Could Clean Up Oil Spills

 

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created low-density, super-strong aerogels made of carbon nanotubes that could be key to cleaning up oil spills. The new material is lighter than air but can absorb 900 times its own weight. It combines the strength and ultra-light, heat-insulating properties of aerogels with the electrical conductivity of nanotubes.

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  1. Snoopy1956 April 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    This material is a good Inovation

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