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New device to power flexible electronics developed

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:44

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.

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 17:47

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

Novel solar device to use heat to enhance efficiency

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 13:19

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

Carbon nanotubes coated spider silk set to transform electric wire industry

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 21:31

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

Super spider silk opens way to nano medical devices

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:44

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.

Oz team develops fabric that can conduct, store electricity

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 19:27

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

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 21:25

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

Nanotube `sponge` can clean oil spill

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 14:20

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

New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 13:15

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

Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 16:16

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