Wildly thin histamine sensors spot fish gone foul

"This histamine sensor is not only for fish. Bacteria in food produce histamine. So it can be a good indicator of the shelf life of food."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: graphene food fish sensors health-and-medicine

Two walls may beat one for solar-panel nanotubes

New research on Russian doll-like nanotubes could pave the way for their use in solar panels.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology materials-science renewable-energy science-and-technology

Little beam on a microscope makes laser-induced graphene

A new approach (and a smaller laser) lets scientists shrink laser-induced graphene for flexible electronics.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology lasers materials-science science-and-technology

Team turns banana peels and other trash into ‘flash graphene’

A new method turns just about any kind of carbon-based trash, from banana peels to coffee grounds, into "flash graphene" to make building materials greener.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology carbon-dioxide materials-science buildings waste-disposal featured science-and-technology

Biosensor for stem cells could lead to Alzheimer’s therapies

A new biosensor technology may help pave the way for using stem cells to treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease stem-cells graphene parkinsons-disease nanotechnology sensors health-and-medicine

Graphene filter grabs bacteria to kill them with a zap

A new graphene filter grabs bacteria from the air and kills them with a bit of heat from electricity. The advance could help fight drug resistance.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: graphene bacteria nanotechnology drug-resistance materials-science health-and-medicine

Graphene barrier creates mosquito-proof fabric

"With the graphene, the mosquitoes weren't even landing on the skin patch—they just didn't seem to care."

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Sept. 5, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: graphene nanotechnology materials-science fabric science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes clothing

Super thin heat shield lets your phone keep its cool

In extreme cases, the heat that phones and laptops give off can cause batteries to explode, but a heat shield just 10 atoms thick may cool things down.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: graphene electronics nanotechnology heat sound science-and-technology

Method may finally unleash graphene for faster computers

Today, computer components use copper, but graphene could make chips faster, lighter, and more reliable. New research solves the issues that kept it back.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: graphene electronics nanotechnology computers microchips science-and-technology copper

With a twist, graphene shows new kind of magnetism

"Accidental exploration" helped physicists discover a new kind of magnetism in graphene, one that had been predicted but not yet observed.

Ker Than-Caltech • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: physics graphene quantum-computers materials-science magnets science-and-technology

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