Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > UTD's nanotube forests yielding tiny-yet-strong crops

December 5th, 2007

UTD's nanotube forests yielding tiny-yet-strong crops

Abstract:
Two things are really quite amusing about this WFAA video chronicling a recent visit by reporter Jeff Brady to the lair of University of Texas at Dallas research scientist Mikhail Kozlov, who works in the field of cutting-edge minuscule physics at the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute:

The first is that the video employs an image of silk worms busily spinning as an example of "old technology" fiber harvesting, the likes of which the new home-grown forests of nanocrud are (presumably) designed to replace. Oddly, though, when comparisions are made regarding size, a human hair is used as the basis of comparision. (Why not compare the thickness of a nanovessel to that of a silk fiber, since we've already made that mental connection?)

Source:
pegasusnews.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

WFAA video

Related News Press

Videos/Movies

Graphene foam gets big and tough: Rice University's nanotube-reinforced material can be shaped, is highly conductive February 13th, 2017

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer February 3rd, 2017

The shape of melting in two dimensions: University of Michigan team uses Titan to explore fundamental phase transitions February 2nd, 2017

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality: Harvard physicists succeed in creating 'the holy grail of high-pressure physics' January 28th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project