September 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international research team led by scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has fashioned carbon nanotubes into “twistron” yarns that can generate electrical energy when pulled, stretched, tugged, or twisted.
September 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our workouts may eventually serve a dual purpose—getting us in shape and powering our devices. Researchers developed a flexible biofuel cell for wearable devices that can power an LED and a Bluetooth radio, using sweat as a power source.
August 29th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research collaboration has resulted in a new desalination process, using carbon nanotube "straws" to filter out salt from seawater. It could prove to be the next step in getting clean water to underdeveloped countries.
August 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a filter that can absorb nearly all heavy metals from water. The filter, made up of carbon nanotubes and quartz can be washed with vinegar and reused—making it affordable for communities that lack clean water.
February 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
'Scotch tape' and laser beams craft new material that could improve LED screens, stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 22, 2017.
January 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists create first 2-D electride, researchers use nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 18, 2017.
December 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.
November 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterials, tiny squeeze boosts performance of fuel cell catalysts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 30, 2016.
October 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.
October 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.