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Honda Makes Breakthrough with Carbon Nanotube Development - photos

Opens new potential in electronics

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 holmstar holmstar
Carbon nanotubes have been around for quite a while. The story here is that Honda has come up with a process to manufacture nanotubes that have a uniform and high (metallic) conductivity. This means that they could be used in things like fuel cells, solar cells, ridiculously strong but light electrical cables, etc.
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October 16, 2009 5:20 pm
 MadMaTTer MadMaTTer
i dont think this is HONDA technology, i believe it was Nanocomp who intriduced this to military aircraft, they have been playing around with this on military aircraft but as far as i know the first contract was awarded early 2008 for wires made from CNT. BAVARIANMS: the proof you want can be found in Aerospace engineering and manufacturing magazine. dont remember the month though.
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October 14, 2009 11:33 pm
 fusion01 fusion01
'may be capable of distributing electricty quicker and more efficiently.' but will they help an author with spelling? Nope.
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October 12, 2009 3:44 pm
 trekkerbin trekkerbin
That is definitely going to make a difference in lots of things. And save a lot of energy that goes to waste. Go for it HONDA!!!!
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October 10, 2009 8:47 pm
 alessandro alessandro
The structure how atoms are placed reminds the graphite, but appears as an isomeric replacement of it. Amazing, only one layer!? Nanotubes are idea with decade of history, it is true.
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October 10, 2009 5:35 pm
 cosmin_i cosmin_i
At least some one*s thinking ahead
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October 10, 2009 1:18 am
 benz_man benz_man
This is an old concept. Maybe its closer to mass production now, but gov agencies have been privy to this tech for close to a decade now. Hmmmm, go figure...
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October 9, 2009 11:23 pm
 archytype archytype
This may prove useful in an electrified NASCAR vehicle, or shed 2-3lbs from every new vehicle via lighter battery packs. Could this make a better tennis racket or would it kill a pacemaker?
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October 9, 2009 10:27 pm
 trinity trinity
Nice idea Honda. I hope they can make it cost efficient. The big thing would be if they can make batteries from it which make electric cars work...
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October 9, 2009 9:56 pm
 Douglas6250 Douglas6250
This is absolutely fantastic. However, they would be horribly expensive. Anyway, I support Honda to continue to build and design more environmentally friendly and efficient vehicles to save our planet !!
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October 9, 2009 9:13 pm
 scratchy996 scratchy996
yeah , but can those nanotubes make pancakes ?
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October 9, 2009 8:14 pm
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Definitely worth the read. Absolutely brilliant technology. This reminds me of the memory cloth from Batman LOL. But this could really change a lot for the better.
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October 9, 2009 8:09 pm
 orlandocroccia orlandocroccia
It feels good to read news like this!
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October 9, 2009 8:06 pm
 Deuce_Coop Deuce_Coop
That is amazing.
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October 9, 2009 7:40 pm