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  • n. Plural form of nanotube.


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  • Made with ribbons of carbon 'nanotubes' - tiny hollow tubes of carbon - the material can expand to 220 per cent of its original length or width in milliseconds when electrically charged.

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  • The image, based on an original drawing by Shepard Fairey, is just wider than 500 microns and is made of approximately 150 million tiny carbon nanotubes, which is about the number of Americans who voted on November 4, according to John Hart at University of Michigan.

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  • Print Nanotube yarns twist like muscles Yarns made of the tiny straws of carbon called nanotubes have an astounding ability to twist as they contract, scientists have found. reported in Science, is similar to the action of muscles found in elephant trunks and squid tentacles.

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  • However, the team's research found that some kinds of stretching cause microscopic 'wrinkles' in the coating that disrupt the random arrangement of the nanotubes, which is what makes the coating conduct electricity. - latest science and technology news stories

  • A team at an infant company is using tiny carbon structures called nanotubes to store electricity.

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  • The filter element he and his team have designed is a mesh of tiny carbon cylinders, known as nanotubes, and silver wires laid on top of a thin strip of cotton cloth.

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  • THE Health and Safety Executive has issued new guidance over the use of industrial strengthening molecules known as nanotubes after Edinburgh scientists found a possible link to cancer.


  • The team has managed to produce a special type of nanotubes, which is able to detect radiation in the full visible light spectrum.

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  • In Rice's new contrast agents, the gadolinium is encased inside hollow tubes of pure carbon, called nanotubes, to eliminate the metal's toxicity.

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  • Cylindrical fullerenes are known as nanotubes and are exceptionally strong.

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