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New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills


April 17th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.The airy nanosponges also conduct ... Read more...

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Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy


March 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals.Mark Bissett, who just completed ... Read more...

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Synthetic muscles make nanobots effective


October 18th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Powerful synthetic muscles fabricated by researchers will now impart cutting edge to medical nanobots for diagnostics and treatment.Although nanobots have been in the news for cancer ... Read more...

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Strong, flexible artificial muscles designed


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) New artificial muscles as flexible as an elephant's trunk but strong enough to rotate objects two thousand times their own weight, have been designed by researchers.Using ... Read more...

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Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

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Scientists create synthetic brain cell


April 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time created a synthetic synapse circuit whose behaviour duplicates the function of a brain cell. A synapse is a junction that ... Read more...

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Novel nanowires to make fuel cells more durable and efficient


April 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Engineers at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a new fuel cell catalyst system using nanowires made of a novel material that boosts long-term performance ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotube device can rapidly diagnose cancer, HIV


March 30th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Engineers have developed a new device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample.This breakthrough could potentially allow doctors to determine whether cancer has spread from ... Read more...

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New design extends battery life in e-devices


March 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An ultra-low-power digital memory, that is not only faster but uses 100 times less energy than similar devices, could give future devices much longer battery life."I ... Read more...

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Mobile battery life could last months thanks to nanotechnology


March 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Have you ever dreamt of owning mobile devices that run for months rather than days without charging? Well, your wish may soon be granted - thanks to nanotechnology.Researchers ... Read more...

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‘Frozen smoke’ paves way for improved robotic surgery, batteries


March 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers are designing less invasive surgical techniques and robots using a spongy material known as 'frozen smoke.'The substance, technically known as an aerogel, could be used to detect ... Read more...

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World’s first programmable nanoprocessor developed


February 10th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Engineers and scientists have developed the world's first programmable nanoprocessor.The groundbreaking prototype computer system, developed in at Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation, represents a significant step forward ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Low-cost touch screens made of renewable materials


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers at Fraunhofer are developing an alternative to expensive touchscreens - displays made of low-priced renewable raw materials that are available all over the world.The basic element of ... Read more...

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1 ounce of new ‘frozen smoke’ can carpet 3 football fields!


January 13th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new, ultra-light form of "frozen smoke" - renowned as the world's lightest solid material - one ounce of which can carpet three football fields, ... Read more...

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Nanotube yarns key to survival of ’smart clothing’ in laundry


January 7th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): For long, manufacturers have looked for a way to create clothing materials, which have conducting paths that, say, connect sports performance sensors or your music player to your ... Read more...

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New high-performance fiber promises better bulletproof vests, airplanes


December 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have created a new kind of fibre that could be tougher than Kevlar.Working in a multidisciplinary team, the group has created a high performance fibre ... Read more...

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Electrified nano filter ‘to kill 98pc of disease-causing bacteria in water’


October 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without ... Read more...

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Water-gel-based ‘artificial leaves’ that produce electricity


September 25th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): North Carolina State University researchers have shown that water-gel-based "artificial leaves" can act like solar cells to produce electricity.They also have the potential to be less expensive ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes twice as strong as once believed


September 16th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists have reported that carbon nanotubes - those tiny particles poised to revolutionize electronics, medicine, and other areas - are much bigger in the strength department than anyone ... Read more...

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Method to enhance solar energy found


September 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): MIT chemical engineers have found that by using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms) solar energy can be concentrated 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell.Such ... Read more...

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New plant-mimicking photovoltaic cells that self-repair sun damage


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): MIT scientists have developed new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that can not only mimic a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy but also repair itself from damage that ... Read more...

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Now, a filter that purifies water 80,000 times faster than bacteria-trapping filters


September 1st, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): By dipping plain cotton cloth in a high-tech broth full of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have developed a new high-speed, low-cost filter that purifies water ... Read more...

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Nanowick at core of advanced system to cool ‘power electronics’


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): An advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems can handle nearly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips, researchers have ... Read more...

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Boffins use nanoparticles as destructive beacons to destroy tumours


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) are developing a new way to treat cancer - by using lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and ... Read more...

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‘Ultimate’ solvent for nanotubes paves way for armchair quantum wire


July 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): In what could be called a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire closer than ever, researchers at Rice University have found the "ultimate" ... Read more...

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Soon, cheap and durable touch screen for your phone


June 24th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Looking for touch screen phone but not willing to spend big bucks on something that could be easily breakable? Well, here's a solution to your dilemma- a new ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries improve energy capacity


June 21st, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries can dramatically improve energy capacity, a new American research has revealed.Researchers at MIT found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the ... Read more...

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World’s thinnest material could come in handy as dispersing agent


June 15th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new properties of graphene oxide, which could see the material being used as a dispersing agent for insoluble materials, like carbon nanotubes.Graphene oxide is a ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes speakers to unveil secrets of deep seas


June 14th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14(ANI): Knowing the secrets of the deep seas can now become easier, thanks to the invention of carbon nanotube speakers.Engineers seem to have found an alternative to the sound ... Read more...

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Monitor Your Diabetes With A High-Tech Tattoo


June 7th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Diabetes is one of those dreaded diseases that India is unable to control. A good number of people succumb to death every year in ... Read more...

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Glucose Tattoos To Monitor Diabetes


June 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, June 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Diabetes is a major problem for a large number of people on this earth.No matter how hard they try to keep a track ... Read more...

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Copper nanowires could pave way for foldable iPad


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University have found a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity.The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for ... Read more...

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Soon nanotechnology to make computers faster


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists are looking at the possibility of replacing silicon transistors in computers with carbon nanotubes.Johannes Svensson from the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg has investigated ... Read more...

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Computers set for radical makeover with carbon nanotubes


June 1st, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Computers are set for a radical makeover with carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors in 10 years. Johannes Svensson, physicist from the University of Gothenburg, is working on the ... Read more...

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New method to create field-effect transistors


May 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. say they have made thin films of nanotubes with ink-jet printers to create field-effect transistors - the basic element in integrated circuits.While the scientists ... Read more...

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