Coming just a year after the creation of the first carbon nanotube computer chip, scientists have just built the very first actual computer with a central processor centred entirely around carbon nanotubes. Which means the future of electronics just got tinier, more efficient and a whole lot faster.
When areas of a heart are deprived of oxygen—say, in a heart attack—muscle and nerve cells are damaged. The tissue can’t regenerate on its own. But this carbon nanotube patch could help.
Minuscule solar cells that can fix themselves using the same building blocks as plant cells have been demonstrated, with our old friend the carbon nanotube one of the key components that holds these self-healing power units together.