19 astonishing quotes about the Internet of Things everyone should read


Seems like everybody is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)—the good, the bad and the alarming along the lines of. “It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.” The IoT is when everyday products such as refrigerators, watches, speakers and more connect to the internet and to one another. The Internet of Things is already transforming our homes and workplaces.

So, what are some of the world’s brightest minds, most notable figures or just everyday people saying about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Here’s a sampling of what’s been written or talked about when it comes to the Internet of Things.

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Stanford engineers successfully build world’s first carbon nanotube computer

Researchers unveil the first working computer built entirely from carbon nanotube transistors.

A group of  researchers at Stanford University have moved a step closer to answering the question of what happens when silicon, the standard material in today’s microelectronic circuits, reaches its fundamental limits for use in increasingly small transistors.



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Heated farbric using carbon nanotube coated fibers


Kuraray Living and  Hokkaido University have been working together to create a soft washable fabric woven with carbon nanotube coated fibers that produces heat when electricity is applied. So when it’s perfected, your electric blanket could get a lot less bulky.

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Japan to have space elevator by 2050

sky tree

Obayashi Corp. is building the Tokyo Sky Tree and plans to build a space elevator by 2050.

Space elevators are one of the promising technologies of the future. Now a Japanese construction firm that specializes in the very tall could make them a reality. By 2050, so still pretty far on that horizon, but it’s a start.

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‘Frozen Smoke’ – World’s Lightest Solid Material

frozen smoke

Scientists develop new, ultra-light form of “frozen smoke”.

Scientists are reporting the development of a new, ultra-light form of “frozen smoke” — renowned as the world’s lightest solid material — with amazing strength and an incredibly large surface area.


Space Elevator Could Be Operational By 2020


Final frontier just an elevator ride away, entrepreneurs say

Welcome aboard the space elevator folks. Our first stop will be the Bigelow Hotel where some of you will depart for a vacation among the stars; we will then continue on to Geosynchronous Way where the rest of you will transfer to an L5 shuttlecraft. The trip takes 7 days, so sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenes from your luxury suite.

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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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One-Step Method for Assembling Nanotubes

One-Step Method for Assembling Nanotubes

 Your carpet called and wants you to stay away from the nano guys

A new method for sorting single-walled carbon nanotubes by electronic type and arranging them over a large area could be useful for manufacturing high-performance displays and other electronic devices. Researcher from Stanford University and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology describe the method in this week’s issue of Science.

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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



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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