Carbon nanotubes

New 3D chip made with carbon nanotubes can store, process data

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have built a new 3D chip using carbon nanotubes that can store and process massive amounts of data, paving the way for smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices.

Jul 06, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

'Food waste may store solar, wind energy'

Some scientists have been exploring sugar alcohols as a possible material for making thermal storage work, but this direction has some limitations.

Sep 15, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

Artificial skin to give people with prosthetics sense of touch

Researchers have developed a new artificial skin that can 'feel' similar to the way a fingertip senses pressure, and may help people perceive sensation in their prosthetic limbs.

Nov 09, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

3D objects printed with 'ink' sourced from wood

Researchers have managed to use cellulose from wood in a 3D printer to churn out a variety of three-dimensional objects.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:20 PM IST
Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced fibres that are tougher than anything ever measured, scientists say.

May 10, 2015, 19:44 PM IST
Carbon nanotube-based lights are more efficient than LEDs

Carbon nanotube-based lights are more efficient than LEDs

Japanese scientists have recently discovered carbon nanotube-based lights that are more efficient than LEDs.

Oct 20, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Carbon nanotubes bring flexible electronics closer to reality

A new study has revealed that a semiconductor material carbon nanotubes (CNT) has brought flexible electronics closer to reality, which will improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on it.

Sep 24, 2014, 14:43 PM IST

New device to power flexible electronics developed

Scientists have developed a new device that is far thinner than paper, can flex and bend, and store enough energy to provide critical back-up power for portable and flexible electronics.

May 08, 2014, 20:44 PM IST

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

Oxygen and greenery is fine but what about plants that can sense pollution and even detect chemical explosives?

Mar 23, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Novel solar device to use heat to enhance efficiency

Here comes a novel approach to harvest solar energy that could improve efficiency by storing the energy for later use.

Jan 20, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

Carbon nanotubes coated spider silk set to transform electric wire industry

A researcher has made a material by combining spider`s silk and carbon nanotubes that can be used as carbon nanotubes.

Sep 15, 2013, 21:31 PM IST

Super spider silk opens way to nano medical devices

Scientists in the United States said Tuesday they had coated spider silk with carbon nanotubes, creating a fibre that is not only super-strong but also conducts electricity.

Sep 10, 2013, 21:44 PM IST

Oz team develops fabric that can conduct, store electricity

The yarn - about the width of a human hair - is made of super-strong carbon nanotubes coated with small molecules of plastic.

Jun 06, 2013, 19:27 PM IST

Graphene and carbon nanotubes can lead to faster computers and better phones

Graphene and carbon nanotubes could improve the electronics used in computers and mobile phones.

May 15, 2012, 21:25 PM IST

Graphene and carbon nanotubes can lead to faster computers and better phones

Graphene and carbon nanotubes could improve the electronics used in computers and mobile phones.

May 15, 2012, 21:25 PM IST

Nanotube `sponge` can clean oil spill

Scientists have developed a carbon nanotube sponge that can soak up oil in water with unparalleled efficiency.

May 11, 2012, 14:20 PM IST

Nanotube `sponge` can clean oil spill

Scientists have developed a carbon nanotube sponge that can soak up oil in water with unparalleled efficiency.

May 11, 2012, 14:20 PM IST

New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills

US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.

Apr 17, 2012, 13:15 PM IST

New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills

US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.

Apr 17, 2012, 13:15 PM IST

Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy

A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.

Mar 21, 2012, 16:16 PM IST