carbon nanotubes

Stanford University Builds the World’s First Carbon Nanotube Computer

Stanford University Builds the World’s First Carbon Nanotube Computer

A team of Stanford engineers just created the world's first computer made from carbon nanotubes! The invention has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that are faster, lighter

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Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

A team of international researchers have found a new way to purify water in the developing world. It’s a filter made of plasma-charged carbon nano-tubes that can easily filter out harmful contaminants

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New Ultra-Light Nanotube Aerogels Could Clean Up Oil Spills

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

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Scientists Create the World’s Tiniest Valentine Out of Carbon Nanotubes!

Scientists Create the World’s Tiniest Valentine Out of Carbon Nanotubes!

Scientists at Brigham Young University (BYU) have used nanotechnology to make the world’s smallest Cupid for Valentine’s Day! The teeny cupid is made from carbon nanotubes coated with metals and other

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Holds Three Times More Energy and Recharges in Just 10 Minutes

New Lithium-Ion Battery Holds Three Times More Energy and Recharges in Just 10 Minutes

Photo via Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a new lithium-ion battery that recharges in just 10 minutes and holds three times as much energy as its

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Transparent, Flexible Transistors Pave the Way for Renewable Printed Electronics

Transparent, Flexible Transistors Pave the Way for Renewable Printed Electronics

Flexible, thin electronics are making strides to revolutionize the way we interact with our devices. From peel-and-stick solar cells to recyclable paper USB drives, the future is trending towards thin and

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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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LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator on the Moon

LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator on the Moon

At Inhabitat we've seen several stories about planned space elevators, but this is the first time we've heard about one that could actually come to fruition using the technology we have available today.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Develops Solar System Inspired by Sunflowers

University of Wisconsin-Madison Develops Solar System Inspired by Sunflowers

In January, Inhabitat reported that scientists at MIT and RWTH Aachen University were revolutionizing the effectiveness of concentrated solar plants by emulating the pattern found on a sunflower known in

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German Scientists Develop Aerographite – The World’s Lightest Material

German Scientists Develop Aerographite – The World’s Lightest Material

Last year, researchers at the University of California Irvine developed a material that was as strong as metal yet 100 times lighter than Styrofoam — but now a team of German scientists claim to have

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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Carbon And Boron Nanosponge Cubes Absorb Oil From Water

Carbon And Boron Nanosponge Cubes Absorb Oil From Water

After the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, we've been on the look out for new technologies that could help clean up similar disasters. With that in mind, we were intrigued by the news that Rice University and

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Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly popular in modern electronics -- they are more electrically conductive than copper, lighter than plastic, stronger than steel, harder than a diamond and thinner

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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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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create World’s First Space Elevator

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create World’s First Space Elevator

Space elevators are incredibly tall theoretical structures that stretch beyond the earth's atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space without the cost and environmental impact of

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MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production,

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Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce Electricity

Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce Electricity

We've written about the possibilities that carbon nanotubes can unlock before, and now, an intrepid team of MIT scientists have discovered a never before known phenomenon using the tubes, which are

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Better Solar Cells

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Better Solar Cells

Creating the perfect solar cell (i.e. a cell that's both efficient and cheaply produced) is certainly a work in progress. Researchers across the world have attempted to create cells from silicon, plastic

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