Easier and Safer to Use Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Nanocomposite

A research team from Skoltech, Aalto University, and Kurnakov Institute has recently developed a new, versatile and simple approach to using carbon nanotubes for manufacturing carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites. The method is reported in Carbon and involves making briquettes — dense packages of carbon nanotube powders. Nanocomposites made with briquettes perform equally well as those made …

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Quantum Error Correction Will Enable Quantum Telescopes

Researchers from Australia and Singapore are working on a new quantum technique that could enhance optical VLBI. It’s known as Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP), which allows quantum information to be transferred without losses. When imprinted into a quantum error correction code, this technique could allow for VLBI observations into previously inaccessible wavelengths. Once integrated …

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Ultra Strong Carbon Fibers from Fused DWNT Nanotubes- Proof of Principle

Ultra Strong Carbon Fibers from fused DWNT nanotubes have been made and the work was published in Science Advances. Ultrahigh strength, modulus, and conductivity of graphitic fibers by macromolecular coalescence Abstract from Science Advances article Theoretical considerations suggest that the strength of carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers be exceptional; however, their mechanical performance values are much …

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Progress to Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries

Researchers led by Professor Dennis Leung from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has discovered a new possibility—a rechargeable aqueous battery with a magnesium metal anode. The innovation opens a new direction for the development of post-lithium-ion batteries. “With a high theoretical capacity and negative electrochemical potential, magnesium is …

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Indonesia Innovation Agency and Thorcon Agree to Build Experimental Molten Salt Reactor

ThorCon Power’s main investor, Chris Anderson, who is also the manager of TED Talks and a friend of Elon Musk, and Operations Director of PT ThorCon Power Indonesia , Bob S Effendi, held an audience with the Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) , Laksana Tri Handoko. BRIN together with ThorCon agreed …

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A-Eye Can See Millions of Colors for Better Automation

Researchers at Northeastern have built a device that can recognize “millions of colors” using new artificial intelligence techniques. “In the world of automation, shapes and colors are the most commonly used items by which a machine can recognize objects,” Kar says. The breakthrough is twofold. Researchers were able to engineer two-dimensional material whose special quantum …

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