Home > News > Turning wood into a thermal battery
March 19th, 2007
Turning wood into a thermal battery
A nano-engineering breakthrough in the most commonly used material - wood - in the most-polluting segment of the economy - housing - has the potential to slow or reverse global warming.
Housing uses more fossil fuel than cars in America - so it is an obvious target for Silicon Valley's emerging Greentech industry, but 94% of American houses are made of low-tech material- wood.
A new nanobiotechnology to alter wood at the molecular level has been named among the top 25 Inventions of 2007 in the Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge, to be announced at 10:30am on Thursday March 22nd at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.
Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules August 22nd, 2014
A breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopy August 22nd, 2014
Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals: Berkeley Lab Researchers Obtain First Direct Observation of Facet Formation in Nanocubes August 21st, 2014
Water window imaging opportunity: A new theoretical study elucidates mechanisms that could help in producing coherent radiations, ultimately promoting high-contrast imaging of biological samples August 21st, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013
Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013
ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013
Graphene may be key to leap in supercapacitor performance August 20th, 2014
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor? August 12th, 2014
Cylinder scanning system used in the ZylScan-System of the Breitmeier Messtechnik Company August 5th, 2014
Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution August 5th, 2014