Article - 3 Jan 2007
Nanotechnology holds strong promises for use in the defence industry. Nanotechnology can be used in two ways by soldiers. The first is miniaturisation of equipment to allow it to be smaller and...
News - 7 Jul 2015
A spider's web is one of the most intricate constructions in nature, but its precious silk has more than one use. Silk threads can be used as draglines, guidelines, anchors, pheromonal trails,...
Article - 18 Feb 2004
Researchers at Rice University have discovered how to create continuous fibers of out of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes. Posted December 9 2004
Article - 20 Nov 2003
It may soon be possible to produce a low cost, high-value, high-strength fiber from a biodegradable and renewable waste product for air filtration, water filtration and agricultural nanotechnology....
News - 29 Jan 2011
Will we soon be plugging our mobile phone into our t-shirt instead of putting in a battery? This vision is not totally out of reach: the first steps in this direction have already been taken.
News - 14 Feb 2008
Nanotechnology researchers are developing the perfect
complement to the power tie: a “power shirt” able
to generate electricity to power small electronic devices for soldiers
News - 4 Dec 2010
Researchers at Northwestern University have nanoengineered a new kind of fiber that could be tougher than Kevlar.
Working in a multidisciplinary team that includes groups from other universities and...
Article - 8 Dec 2014
It's hard to imagine the number of lives that have been saved thanks to bulletproof materials. Soldiers, police and others who put themselves in harm's way can depend on Kevlar and other fabrics to...
Article - 5 Dec 2012
Nanocellulose is a light solid substance obtained from plant matter and comprises nanosized cellulose fibrils. This new material is a pseudo-plastic and possesses the property of specific kinds of...
Article - 4 Dec 2003
MIT researchers have demonstrated a technique for depositing a very thin layer of a water-repellent coating that will make it possible to waterproof new kinds of materials and may offer ways to...