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South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery

South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery

South Korean scientists just developed the world's first imprintable and bendable battery - and it could pave the way for flexible mobile devices in the near future. According to the researchers, the new

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Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Researchers at Wake Forest University recently developed a revolutionary new type of light bulb! Forget the days of fragile glass and toxic mercury - these amazing new bulbs use nanotechnology to create a

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University Of Texas to Use Carbon Nanotubes to Create Super-Strong Artificial Muscles

University Of Texas to Use Carbon Nanotubes to Create Super-Strong Artificial Muscles

Photo from Shutterstock Carbon nanotubes are a ground-breaking material that have been proposed for use in everything from solar paint to the construction of space elevators. Now the University of

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Scientists Developing Next-Gen Carbon Nanotube Microchips

Scientists Developing Next-Gen Carbon Nanotube Microchips

Carbon nanotube image from Shutterstock Carbon nanotubes are heralded as a next-gen wonder material capable of creating everything from space elevators to better batteries, and now a team of

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Scientists to Use Firefly Bioluminescence to Create Energy-Free Lighting

Scientists to Use Firefly Bioluminescence to Create Energy-Free Lighting

A team of scientists from Syracuse University are using nanotechnology to harness the natural bioluminescence of fireflies in order to create lighting that doesn't need any energy to glow! By using

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US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations.

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Berkeley Researchers Create Electricity-Generating Viruses

Berkeley Researchers Create Electricity-Generating Viruses

We've seen scientists use viruses to generate electricity in car batteries before, however a team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) believes that

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Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Engineers at Stanford University appear to have come up with a way to make solar cells and batteries more efficient by "decorating" nanowires with chains of nanoparticles. The process has been likened to

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MIT Researchers Create Copper and Gold Hybrid Nano-Particles That Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

MIT Researchers Create Copper and Gold Hybrid Nano-Particles That Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers combined gold and copper to create hybrid nano-particles that could vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Copper is already one of the few metals

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Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents

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Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Suzanne Rae was "faux real" about calling attention to cruelty-free alternatives in her introspective Fall Winter 2012 collection. We were enamored by her use of natural fabrics draped and styled to

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Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

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The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world's smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor - a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of

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Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year

Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year

Everyone loves to a receive greeting card. Whether it is for a birthday, an anniversary or a celebration, they let us know we are being thought of by our nearest and dearest. But what happens when the

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Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Angela Zhang is a real life Doogie Howser - while other high school kids were busy texting and updating their Facebook pages, Zhang has been hard at work doing research to fight cancer. And her

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University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

Nanotechnology has long been heralded as the next generation in medical technology - scientists are currently working on nanobots able to diagnose and heal the body from the inside. With that in mind,

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New Terahertz “Invisibility Cloak” Imaging Offers an Alternative to Harmful X-Ray Body Scans

New Terahertz “Invisibility Cloak” Imaging Offers an Alternative to Harmful X-Ray Body Scans

Scientists at Northwestern University have tapped the terahertz frequency range and opened the door to harm-free radiation imaging technology and early-detection cancer screening devices. The technology

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Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Chemists at Massachusetts’ Tufts University recently shattered a Guinness World Record as they unveiled the world’s tiniest motor. The teeny electric motor is made from a single molecule, and it

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Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Protective gas-masks are extremely helpful in many emergency situations, but they're usually the size and shape of a small, unwieldy animal. But all that is about to change because Cornell

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New Memory Device Rethinks Data Storage and Saves Energy

New Memory Device Rethinks Data Storage and Saves Energy

Scientists at Konkuk University, Seoul National University and the University of Edinburgh's School of Chemistry have developed an energy-efficient device capable of storing the memory needed for smart

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Energy Scavenging Wireless Nano Sensors Could Provide Battery-Free Devices

Energy Scavenging Wireless Nano Sensors Could Provide Battery-Free Devices

A group of researchers have developed the technology that will lead the way in creating nano sensors that can energize themselves. The technology will be able power tiny devices by garnering electricity

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New Solar-Thermal Flat Panels Are Eight Times More Efficient than Existing Technology

New Solar-Thermal Flat Panels Are Eight Times More Efficient than Existing Technology

A team of researchers from Boston College and MIT have developed a hybrid flat panel that is capable of producing electricity from the sun's rays as well as hot water for thermal energy. The team's new

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MIT Harnesses Viruses to Improve Solar Efficiency by a Third

MIT Harnesses Viruses to Improve Solar Efficiency by a Third

Scientists are always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of renewable energy, and now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are utilizing viruses to enhance the efficiency of

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Piranha Nano Boat is 75% Lighter, 40% Stronger, 400% More Fuel Efficient

Piranha Nano Boat is 75% Lighter, 40% Stronger, 400% More Fuel Efficient

Ohio-based Zyvex Technologies just unveiled the Piranha - a next-gen unmanned boat that is 75% lighter, 40% stronger, and 400% more fuel efficient than similarly-sized aluminum boats. The 54-foot vessel

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Scientists Developing Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries That Can Charge Your Gadgets

Scientists Developing Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries That Can Charge Your Gadgets

Can you imagine charging your iPod, your phone, or any other gadget with the beat of your own heart? A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology are developing just such a system that

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UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

UK’s Cella Energy Develops Hydrogen ‘Micro Beads’ That Could Fuel Cars for $1.50 Per Gallon

With social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa raising more concerns over our reliance on fossil fuels, and the horrific earthquake in Japan underscoring the dangers of nuclear power, we are

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Researchers at Purdue Are Designing Solar Cells That Will Self-Heal Like Plants

Researchers at Purdue Are Designing Solar Cells That Will Self-Heal Like Plants

One of the problems with solar cells and panels is they take a lot of money to maintain and repair. If only there was only a way for them to repair themselves, then it would bring the costs down

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Next-gen Nanotech Skins Imbue Materials With New Attributes

Next-gen Nanotech Skins Imbue Materials With New Attributes

A consortium of five companies from Europe, the US and Japan have joined A*STAR's Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint in order to engineer marine life-inspired anti-microbial surfaces for use in

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New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

Windows are one of the weakest points in a building's energy profile. While great gains have been made over the last couple of decades, windows still have issues with allowing in heat when you don’t

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

File this in the creepy yet useful category: architectural research firm Decker Yeadon is currently researching how carbon nanotubes may one day create a building material able to move without motors.

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