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Japanese Space Elevator

Japanese firm wants to build a space elevator by 2050 – [youtube.com] The Space Elevator Construction Concept – [obayashi.co.jp] Concept Outline The space elevator is planned to be built by the year 2050 with a capacity to carry 100-ton climbers. It is composed of a 96,000-km carbon nanotube cable, a 400-m diameter floating Earth Port […]

Self Assembly of Diamond Nanothreads

Most parts of our universe self assemble in some form, but it often takes place in a random or even chaotic manner. When scientists talk about self assembly, they usually are discussing techniques designed to guide the assembly process into producing a specific result. Crystals are collections of atoms that have self assembled into predetermined […]

New Skin

Eric Drexlers prophetic description of a spacesuit that acts like an adaptable skin is coming closer to reality. UMass Amherst Research Develops ‘Second Skin’ Military Fabric to Repel Chemical and Biological Agents – [umass.edu] Military uniforms of the future may offer a new layer of critical protection to wearers thanks to research by teams at […]

Paper Batteries

By coating paper with an ink that contains both carbon nanotubes and silver nanowire, the paper can store an electric charge, allowing it to function as a light and flexible battery or supercapacitor. At Stanford, nanotubes + ink + paper = instant battery – [stanford.edu] Stanford scientists are harnessing nanotechnology to quickly produce ultra-lightweight, bendable […]

Printed Supercapacitor

Supercapacitors that can be printed on a flexible substrate similar to paper or cloth fabric can be used in place of conventional batteries in a variety of new applications. A New Way to Create a Super Capacitor – [eepn.com] Silk screen printing is a familiar process used to print T-shirts, stickers, textiles and circuit boards. […]

Nanoradio

World’s First Nanoradio Could Lead to Subcellular Remote-Control Interfaces The breakthrough nanoradio consists of a single carbon-nanotube molecule that serves simultaneously as all the essential components of a radio — antenna, tunable band-pass filter, amplifier and demodulator. Physicist Alex Zettl led the development team, and graduate student Kenneth Jensen built the radio. The nanoradio is […]