Scientists Discover Method Of Powdering Methane Gas

Scientists Discover Method Of Powdering Methane Gas 

Scientists have found a way to create powdered methane, making it much easier to store the elusive silent-but-deadly gas. By mixing the methane in a blender with water and silica, roughly one liter of the fuel can be stored in about six grams of powder.

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Geos, The First Fossil Fuel Free Community in America

Geos, The First Fossil Fuel Free Community in America 

A lot of people talk about being environmentally friendly, but most of them are all talk. They still drive cars, power their homes with non-renewable energy, and buy products that have large carbon footprints. Where are the people who are serious about living green?

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Graphene – World’s Strongest Known Material

Strongest Known Material

 

Graphene, praised for its electrical properties, has been proven the strongest known material.

Materials scientists have been singing graphene’s praises since it was first isolated in 2005. The one-atom-thick sheets of carbon conduct electrons better than silicon and have been made into fast, low-power transistors. Now, for the first time, researchers have measured the intrinsic strength of graphene, and they’ve confirmed it to be the strongest material ever tested. The finding provides good evidence that graphene transistors could take the heat in future ultrafast microprocessors.

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Carbon Nanotubes Used to Improve Fuel Cells

Carbon Nanotubes Used to Improve Fuel Cells

A group of scientists has created a new, improved fuel-cell electrode that is very lightweight and thin. Composed of a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes, the electrode functions nearly as well as conventional electrodes but renders the entire fuel cell much lighter. The research is an important step toward lightweight power supplies, which are becoming necessary as electronic devices get ever smaller and more streamlined.

 

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Introducing the NanoRadio

 

NanoRadio

A nanoradio is a carbon nanotube anchored to an electrode, with a second electrode just beyond its free end.

If you own a sleek iPod Nano, you’ve got nothing on Alex Zettl. The physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues have come up with a nanoscale radio, in which the key circuitry consists of a single carbon nanotube.

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