Cooling microprocessors with carbon nanotubes

“Cool it!” That’s a prime directive for microprocessor chips and a promising new solution to meeting this imperative is in the offing. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “process friendly” technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes.

With carbon nanotubes, a path to flexible, low-cost sensors

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors.

The carbon nanotubes of quantum computing

Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. Indeed, a recent study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) proves the tubes are capable of storing information in the form of vibrations.

Space elevator could be built by 2050

Japanese construction company Obayashi says it's working on plans for a space elevator that could take people to orbit by 2050.

Scientists create a nanopatch for the heart

When you have a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Specialized heart cells perish and you can never get them back.

Detecting cancer, HIV with carbon nanotubes

Engineers have developed a device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample.

Carbon nanotube transistors could create new era of cheap electronics

The development of a new production method could make it possible to manufacture superior-quality, flexible, electronic products at an extremely affordable price.

Solar cell mimics plants to self-repair

Using carbon nanotubes and DNA, researchers have created a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants.

Solar funnel makes PV cells more efficient

One disadvantage of solar cells is that they take up a lot of  room - and not every building has enough space.