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New research shows that carbon nanotube transistors are twice as efficient as silicon varities

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown for the first time that transistors fashioned out of carbon nanotubes are actually twice as efficient as regular silicon varieties. This comes after decades of research regarding how carbon nanotubes can be used to design the next generation of computers. Speaking about the breakthrough, recently published in…


Endohedral Fullerenes: The world’s most expensive material priced at around $145 million per gram

If you had $145 million to spare, consider buying a gram of endohedral fullerenes. Touted as the world’s most expensive material, proceeded only by the elusive antimatter, endohedral fullerenes could potentially change the way we keep time. According to scientists at Oxford University, this wonder material could help miniaturize atomic clocks, allowing them to be…