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Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
This month's nanotechnology roundup includes artificially enhanced plants, a way to tag valuable oils, and transistors made from nanotubes
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Intricate 3D Printed Materials Lighter Than Water And As Strong as Steel

Intricate 3D Printed Materials Lighter Than Water And As Strong as Steel | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Using precision lasers, a Nanoscribe 3D printer can print models of the Empire State building in a space the width of a human hair. Watching the
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Big nanotech: building a new world with atomic precision | Eric Drexler

Big nanotech: building a new world with atomic precision | Eric Drexler | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Atomically precise manufacturing has implications for everything from medicine to economic development to climate change Suppose we could build everything that today's industry can, more cleanly and efficiently, starting with materials as common as...
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The First Carbon Nanotube Computer: The Hyper-Efficient Future Is Here

The First Carbon Nanotube Computer: The Hyper-Efficient Future Is Here | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Coming just a year after the creation of the first carbon nanotube computer chip, scientists have just built the very first actual computer with a central processor centered entirely around carbon nanotubes.
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Bionic plants use nanotechnology to boost photosynthesis

Bionic plants use nanotechnology to boost photosynthesis | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers embedded carbon nanotubes in the chloroplasts of the plants to create “artificial antennae.” Plants make life possible. Chloroplasts are the tin
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Nanotech roundup: electricity from sewage, and self-cleaning solar panels

Nanotech roundup: electricity from sewage, and self-cleaning solar panels | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Liesbeth Venema: This month's roundup includes a device for squeezing energy from wastewater, and a coating to keep solar panels clean
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"An attractive way is to enlist the help of microbes, which have already been optimised by natural selection over millions of years to extract energy from waste products. Researchers at Stanford have designed a microbial energy-harvesting device that looks like a battery, where the positive (anode) electrode consists of carbon nanomaterial coated with microorganisms and the negative (cathode) electrode contains silver oxide".

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The World’s Strongest Material

The World’s Strongest Material | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
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..."With this simple structure, carbyne has proven itself to be some 200 times stronger than steel and hasdouble the tensile strength of graphene, the previous champion of nanomaterials."....

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