Researchers discovered that a chemical called cresol can be used to help produce carbon nanotubes. Previous attempts have resulted in the nanotubes twisting and clumping together.
Material Science May 16, 2018
A new study shares the adverse effects of inhaling a common manufacturing material i.e. carbon nanotubes. The study links inhalation of carbon nanotubes, which is used in building tennis rackets, to severe brain damage.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017
NASA has approved the formation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes to develop carbon nanotube-based materials for making Mars habitats and transit vehicles which will be highly durable yet lightweight for long-term crew based missions.
Space February 23, 2017
Researchers at the Rice University have discovered a way for releasing the heat accumulating at graphene-nanotube junctions. They devised a cone-like ‘chimney’ between the duo by tweaking graphene and removing some atoms to vent the heat at the junctions.
Material Science January 8, 2017
Inside the confines of carbon nanotubes, water behaves differently. According to researchers, this unusual behavior gives rise to unusual applications like ice-filled wires that are highly conductive.
Earth/Environment November 30, 2016
MIT engineers embedded the leaves of the spinach plant with carbon nanotubes to detect explosives that are hidden in the soil. How does plant nanobionics work?
Robotics October 31, 2016
A Tesla coil can drive carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into wires capable of lighting LEDs. What technologies could be developed through this new advance?
April 16, 2016
Carbyne has been produced in long chains for the first time. What are the possible uses of this remarkable "one-dimensional" material?
April 14, 2016
MIT researchers developed a system for generating electricity sans use of toxic materials such as lithium. The carbon nanotube-based power system uses ordinary table sugar as combustible material to produce power.
Energy March 15, 2016
Boron nitride nanotubes are believed to help produce better, more efficient fighter planes and space shuttles in the future. Researchers credit the outstanding strength of BNNT-epoxy interfaces for this possibility.
FUTURE TECH January 8, 2016
How dark is the deepest shade of black? Just in time for Halloween, scientists have created the blackest material to date. It's so dark that it destroys all light, well almost.
Energy October 27, 2015
Researchers at the University of Paris-Saclay have found traces of carbon nanotubes in the lungs of French children with asthma. Experts believe these microscopic materials have the potential to trigger similar immune reactions in humans caused by exposure to asbestos.
October 22, 2015
Researchers have found carbon nanotubes in the lungs of 64 asthmatic children in Paris, representing the first time that carbon nanotubes have been found inside the human body. It's possible they could be linked to asthma.
Animals October 21, 2015
IBM is paving the way into a future of non-silicon electronics with a research breakthrough that allows Big Blue to develop faster, smaller chipsets with 1.8-nanometer nodes.
Computers October 3, 2015
A team of researchers at Stanford University recently created a new and versatile form of designer carbon, which could lead to better energy storage, as well as longer-lasting batteries and supercapacitors.
Energy June 11, 2015
Carbon nanotube sheets could be made stronger and faster using a simple technique, a new study reveals. What could this mean for materials science and home electronics?
May 5, 2015
Nantube fibers can be applied to any surface using a simple pen. How could this change the future of electronics?
February 23, 2015
Obayashi, a Japanese firm, says that a space elevator can become reality by 2050. The elevator will be able to complete its journey from the Earth to space in about seven days.
Space September 25, 2014
Method of growing carbon nanotubes from "seed" molecules allows control of their electronic properties, European researchers say. Technique could begin advances in electronics, optics.
FUTURE TECH August 8, 2014
A new form of buckyball, made of boron, has been developed at Brown University. Will it lead to similar advances to its predecessor?
July 15, 2014
Two different carbon nanostructures when combined make for efficient energy-storage devices, researchers say. Result could be smaller, more powerful electronic devices.
Energy April 23, 2014
Stem cells can now be grown, using a microscopic scaffolding of carbon, in the form of nanotubes. This small structure could revolutionize medicine.
Life February 7, 2014
A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have teamed up with Intel engineers to come up with carbon nanotubes that could be used to cool microprocessors in the near future.
Gadgets January 27, 2014
MIT researchers are currently testing a new type of solar cell using carbon nanotubes to increase efficiency.
Energy January 20, 2014