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.

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nanotube `sponge` can clean oil spill

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

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

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

Carbon nanotubes can affect lung lining

Carbon nanotubes which are used in everything from sports equipment to medical applications can affect the lining of the lungs, say researchers.

Carbon nanotubes can affect lung lining

Carbon nanotubes which are used in everything from sports equipment to medical applications can affect the lining of the lungs, say researchers.