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Plastic bags recycled into nanotubes

Posted on 11 Dec 2009 in Journalism

Waste polyethylene from shopping bags and other sources can easily be converted into carbon nanotubes suitable for use in batteries. Read...

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A sprinkling of nanotubes makes plants shoot up

Posted on 4 Oct 2009 in Journalism

Adding carbon nanotubes to synthetic soil makes tomato seeds sprout sooner and the seedlings grow faster. Read more…...

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World’s tiniest lamp spans quantum and classical physics

Posted on 1 May 2009 in Journalism

A new incandescent light with a carbon nanotube filament could explore incompatibilities between thermodynamics and quantum...

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Printed supercapacitor could feed power-hungry gadgets

Posted on 10 Apr 2009 in Journalism

A flexible supercapacitor, printed using carbon nanotubes, could give a power boost to even wafer-thin electronic gadgets. Read...

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Gas tank of the future takes a step closer

Posted on 19 Feb 2009 in Journalism

Chemists have produced a sponge-like material that stores 10% of its weight as hydrogen and might one day replace the automobile petrol...

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