Ep 8. How Nanomaterials Can Build Better Bikes
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Ep 8. How Nanomaterials Can Build Better Bikes

On this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk about one example of how nanotechnology is changing something many people use every day: bikes! Margy Robinson, a graduate student in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology and a competitive cyclist, explains how carbon nanotubes and graphene are currently being incorporated into some high-end bicycles. Continue reading

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Nanoparticles – 5 Ways These “Little Fighters” Are Making a Big Impact in the War on Terrorism

The term “terrorism” is becoming quite ubiquitous in our everyday lives. It seems that you can hardly watch a news report, browse the internet, listen to a podcast, or tune into your favorite radio station without being made aware of the most recent terrorist attack that has happened here or abroad. The prevalence of these … Continue reading

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Carbon Nanotubes as Flame Retardants: Is the Cure worse than the Cold?

According to the US National Fire Protection Association, nearly 20 percent of home fire deaths between 2006 and 2010 occurred in fires where upholstered furniture was the first item to ignite.1 In order to try to prevent this, many materials incorporate a flame retardant: a mixture of chemicals that is added to materials such as … Continue reading