Tag Archive: Fiber

Wood Nanobattery

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A new “wood battery” could allow the emerging sodium-ion battery technology to fit the bill as a long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery for large-scale energy storage. The stiff bases often used in existing batteries… Continue reading

Self-Heating Roads

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When it comes to unpredictable winter weather, maintaining safe driving conditions is a major concern. Researchers at the University of Houston came up with self-heating roads which are embedded with sheets of carbon… Continue reading

Nanotech Tea Bag

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Roughly 1 billion people in the world have no access to safe drinking water, and contaminated water sources kill 1.8 million people worldwide each year. Seeking to provide a solution to this problem, South… Continue reading

Directional water collection on wetted spider silk

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For a study in Nature, Chinese scientists looked at the small, non-poisonous cribellate spider’s silk. The sec- ret, revealed by scanning electron microscope, lies in the silk’s tail-shaped protein fibres which change structure… Continue reading

Cellulose nanocrystals

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The US Forest Service has opened a $1.7 million plant that will produce cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) from wood by- products, like wood chips and sawdust. The end result is stronger than Kevlar or… Continue reading