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In one simple step, viruses can be turned into sophisticated structures with novel optical or biomedical properties.
Carbon nanotube yarns produce as much torque as an electric motor.
A sheath of carbon nanotubes or conductive polymer improves the charge-storage capacity of electrodes.
A Pittsburgh company says its battery has the long life and cheap cost needed to be practical for energy storage.
By borrowing a trick from optical-fiber technology, a startup makes cells that trap light to create more electricity.
A microfluidics approach could be ideal for harnessing electricity from footsteps.
Nanotube anodes could lead to higher-energy, faster-charging batteries for cell phones and notebooks.
Engineered E. coli convert sugar to butanol 10 times faster than other microbes.
A startup says its compressed-air technology could do a better job of storing the power generated by wind turbines.
New thermoelectric materials will be tested in BMW, Ford, and Chevrolet vehicles by the end of summer.