New Supermaterial Carbyne May Beat Out Graphene and Diamond as the World’s Strongest Material

August 21, 2013 by  
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Carbyne could be stronger that Graphene (pictured above). (cc) AlexanderAlUS/ CORE Materials A new research paper published on Arxiv describes in detail the properties of Carbyne, a supermaterial that is stronger than graphene and diamond, and can be synthesized and stabilized at room temperature. Carbyne is stiffer than anything that scientists have seen before, and could potentially have a wide variety of applications in nanomechanical systems and electromechanical devices. Read the rest of New Supermaterial Carbyne May Beat Out Graphene and Diamond as the World’s Strongest Material Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carbyne , graphene , green materials , green technology , lightweight materials , microlenses , nano-structures , nanomechnical systems , nanotechnology , nanotubes , research paper , rice university , scientific study , sensors , strongest material on Earth , supermaterials , US scientific study        

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KAIST Displays Tiny Electric Vehicle That Folds Down to Just 5 Feet

August 21, 2013 by  
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A team of Korean researchers has unveiled a tiny electric vehicle that folds down to just 5.24 feet, which is one third of the space that makes up a standard parking spot. Urban centers around the world are set to become increasingly polluted and crowded as populations explode and people flock to cities. In response to a need for smaller, compact and clean-running vehicles to mitigate the environmental harm and personal discomfort that comes with such overcrowding, the team from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) built the Armadillo-T to roll up into its shell quite like the South America animal does when it is threatened. Read the rest of KAIST Displays Tiny Electric Vehicle That Folds Down to Just 5 Feet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide emissions , clean tech , electric cars , electric vehicles , ev , foldable cars , foldable EV from Korea , green transportation , kaist , korea , lithium ion battery , population expansion , urban expansion , urban transportation        

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NBBJ Unveils New Plans for Biosphere Greenhouses at Amazon’s Seattle HQ

August 21, 2013 by  
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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Cardboard Cathedral Breaks Ground in New Zealand

March 19, 2013 by  
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Transparent NEST Transforms from Pop Up Mattress to One Person Raft

March 19, 2013 by  
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Chinese Scientists Create Ultra Light, Low-Cost Carbon Nanotube Aerogels from Bacteria

February 27, 2013 by  
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Scientists at the Univeristy of Science and Technology of China have developed an environmentally friendly method of creating carbon nanotube aerogels . The ultra light, fire-resistant material is made from bacterial cellulose, and it could have a wide variety of applications in fields such as nanotechnology , electronics, optics, material science and architecture. Read the rest of Chinese Scientists Create Ultra Light, Low-Cost Carbon Nanotube Aerogels from Bacteria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerogel lithium-ion batteries , aerogel oil-spill cleanup , aerogels , biomass , carbon nanotube aerogels , chinese researchers , elastic carbon aerogels , fire-proof materials , green technology , lightweight materials , nanotechnology , ultralight materials

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Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity

February 11, 2013 by  
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A lightweight carbon-fiber car that runs on lithium-ion batteries and a portable wind turbine has just traveled 3,000 miles across Australia—and it used only $15 worth of electricity. The car, dubbed Wind Explorer, was designed by New Jersey-based Evonik Industries to demonstrate the potential of the company’s developments in battery power and lightweight materials . Read the rest of Wind-Powered Car Travels 3,000 Miles Across Australia for $15 Worth of Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon fiber car , clean energy transportation , energy efficient cars , Evonik Industries New Jersey , fuel efficient vehicles , green technology , green transportation , hybrid cars , lightweight electric vehicles , lightweight materials , lithium ion battery cars , wind energy , Wind Explorer car , wind powered car

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NASA Unveils Plan to Launch World’s Largest Solar Sail in 2014

February 1, 2013 by  
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NASA has announced plans to launch the world’s largest solar sail in 2014 – and it will be travelling an incredible two million miles from Earth. The giant solar sail will use photons from the sun for propulsion, paving the way for various exploration missions that could be accomplished only through the use of “propellantless propulsion” technology. The solar sail technology could be used in the collection and removal of orbital debris, communicating with the Earth’s South Pole or even in organizing commercial space travel . Read the rest of NASA Unveils Plan to Launch World’s Largest Solar Sail in 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerospace technology , DuPont Kapton , lightweight materials , NASA solar sail , NASA Sunjammer missio , orbital debris removal , polyimde space sail , propellantless propulsion , space exploration , space technology , space travel , star trek , Star Trek space travel

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Architectural Buckypaper Paves Way for Buildings of the Future

February 22, 2010 by  
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Nanotechnology is generally pursued by scientists and those involved with high-tech gadgetry , weapons, and medical devices , but that doesn’t mean it can’t be applied in other fields. Recently NYC-based Decker Yeardon became the first architecture firm to synthesize a thin sheet of carbon nanotube buckypaper , and they plan on utilizing the super-strong and lightweight material in future building projects. The miraculous material is 10 times lighter and 500 times stronger than steel, it can conduct both heat and electricity, and it can filter particles.

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