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New nanomaterial could detect, neutralize explosives

Scientists have come up with a material, essentially an ink, that they say could be used to safely test liquids brought on board airplanes.

By March 31, 2011


Exploring nanomaterials for a solar breakthrough (photos)

MIT and oil company Eni open the doors to the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center, where researchers are experimenting with materials and equipment for low-cost solar.

8 Images By May 5, 2010


Scientist's $40 microwave zaps better heat-to-power materials

Rensselaer researchers say sulfur-doped and microwave-cooked nanomaterials could lead to refrigerators with no moving parts or cars that make electricity from waste heat.

By January 18, 2012


Stanford tweaks recipe for quantum dot solar cells

Researchers tinker with nanomaterials in an effort to improve the efficiency of cheap quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells.

By February 22, 2011


EnerG2 ultracapacitor plant eyes auto, grid storage

Start-up opens DOE-funded pilot facility to make nanomaterials optimized for energy storage in ultracapacitors and batteries for hybrid vehicles or grid storage.

By August 10, 2010


MIT researchers print solar cell on paper

The Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center is experimenting with nanomaterials for solar cells that can be coated onto paper and other flexible substrates.

By May 5, 2010


Researchers develop new 3D nanomaterial

Nanopaper shaped into three-dimensional forms ends what has been holding scientists back, researchers say. Photos: Pulp meets nanotech

By August 22, 2006


A road map for safer nanotech?

Information on the long-term health effects of nanomaterials remains scarce, so a group of researchers offers recommendations to fill the void.

By October 20, 2005


Massachusetts, California best states for nanotech

Got a degree in nanomaterials and wondering where to move? Try Massachusetts, but stay out of the Dakotas or Arkansas.

By January 25, 2005