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nanostructure

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Smartphone battery life: 2 problems, 4 fixes (Smartphones Unlocked)

Battery life on smartphones is generally terrible, and everyone knows it. Here's why, and who is trying to fix it.

By September 3, 2012

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'Graphene foam' sensor sniffs out bombs

This porous material is far more sensitive than the current sensors used by bomb squads to identify gases from nitrogen-based explosives. It also detects leaks of dangerous industrial gases.

By November 28, 2011

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Solar generator splits water to make hydrogen

Nanoptek has developed a solar-powered electrolyzer that creates hydrogen from water and sunlight, which it hopes can one day be used for grid storage.

By June 16, 2011

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IBM, Saudis to open solar desalination plant

Joint chemistry and nanotechnology breakthroughs are being pooled to convert the sun and sea into potable drinking water for one Saudi Arabian city.

By April 8, 2010

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Getting a charge out of a beating heart

Scientists develop nano generator that uses heartbeat and blood flow to produce electricity.

By April 2, 2009