Nanotechnology

NeverWet Nanotechnology Repels Liquids From Fabric

February 11, 2012
NeverWet Nanotechnology Repels Liquids From Fabric

NeverWet is a superhydroponic spray-on coating that not just repels liquids but actively shoots it off the surface.

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Nanocables

January 8, 2012
Nanocables

Cables made of carbon nanotubes are inching towards electrical conductivities seen in metal wires, which may ultimately lead to lighter cars and consumer electronics.

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Flexible, Paper-Thin Smart Phone

August 20, 2011
Flexible, Paper-Thin Smart Phone

PaperPhone is a thin film smart phone and interactive paper computer, based on a 3.7″ flexible electrophoretic (E Ink) display that only uses electricity when it’s refreshed. Thin film sensors allow the phone to respond to bending of the screen to navigate pages in ebooks, play MP3s, make phone calls, or navigate apps.

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Paper-Thin Energy Storage

August 19, 2011
Paper-Thin Energy Storage

Researchers from Rice University have discovered a way to create free-standing supercapacitors with the ability to store and release energy over thousands of cycles.

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