Carbon nanotube transistors faster than silicon
Silicon is starting to achieve its physical limits and it has to be replaced with a different technology. Carbon nanotubes are one of the promising technologies and the researchers managed to outperform silicon for the first time.
New 3D battery technologies for electric vehicles
Researchers are trying to develop better batteries that can safely store higher amount of energy. Scientists at Penn State University developed special 3D nano-composites that are able to do that and to withstand higher temperatures.
Batteries that can be eaten to power ingestible electronics
Team at Carnegie Mellon University is developing new type of batteries that can power very small ingestible electronic devices that monitor blood levels and other. The batteries are non-toxic.
Carbon nanotubes for stronger and lighter aircrafts
Aircrafts are usually made of advanced composite materials that are very light and relatively durable. Even though the durability is fine, researchers are trying to develop materials that are even better. Nanotubes can solve that.
Broad wavelength spectrum solar panels improve efficiency
Ordinary solar cells convert only a small portion of light wavelengths into electricity. That causes the problem of small efficiency. New solar panels should be able to convert much broader spectrum of light and be more effective.
Lithium-air batteries improved, the future of electric cars?
Lithium-oxygen batteries seem to be an interesting replacement of Li-Ion batteries but they have many drawbacks too. Now, a huge improvement was presented. We can expect much better stability and other properties.
Swimming bacteria to power tiny electronics
The scientists from Oxford University figured out that small bacteria that usually move randomly can move in an organised way under some conditions. The organizes motion can be used to generate electrical power.
Record broken: Microsoft stored 200 MB in DNA strand
Storage requirements are growing exponentially but the classic technology cannot keep pace. Therefore, Microsoft and University of Washington are trying a new storage medium, synthetic DNA strands. And they were quite successful.
Better Li-ion batteries thanks to magnetic alignment
Even though there are many attempts how to invent a new type of batteries, Swiss researchers rather tried to improve already existing Li-ion technology using metal nanoparticles. The three-fold increase was achieved in the first tests.
Cyborg insects as remotely controlled olfactory sensors
The smell of some insects is very well developed sense and it can be used to create living biorobots. The mixture of nanotechnology and locusts can make powerful olfactory sensor that can be remotely controlled.
DyCo5 nanostructures increase storage capacity and stability
Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) provides high data density but it also has its own issues like the need for very high temperatures and lower stability. New dysprosium-cobalt nanostructures will help to improve both density and stability.
Black phosphorus to replace silicon and cool electronics
Black phosphorus has some interesting metal properties and it seems that it could replace silicon in electronics. Moreover, phosphorus nanoribbons using the special structure can improve heat dissipation and keep electronics cooler.
Smart glass with nanoparticles is coming
Australian researchers were able to combine glass with nanoparticles that enable it to obtain very interesting properties. What about a glass material that is able to shine or detect radiation levels?
Nanosilver pen uses a laser for 3D printing in the air
Researchers at Harvard University have created a new 3D printing pen that uses nanosilver particles and special laser for creating a 3D wires in the air without any additional support. These wires can be thinner than a human hair.
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Silicon nanoparticles to improve fiber optic networks
Telecommunication is never fast and good enough. Although the nanoparticles are already used in telecommunication, researches came with a new solution that will use silicon nanoparticles in order to improve it and shrink the size of devices.