Technology Thursday

Isotopes mat of nanofibers made of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Isotopes mat of nanofibers made of single-walled carbon nanotubes

An ambitious new geoengineering approach promises to scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transform it into carbon nanofibers. That would turn a greenhouse gas into a highly valuable product that is stronger and lighter than steel, is used in race cars, Boeing’s new lightweight, high efficiency “Dreamliner” airplane and wind turbine blades.

Carbon nanofibers are typically made through vapor deposition, a complex and energy-intense process where carbon is heated until it turns into a gas and is then cooled to form into fibers. Now researchers have developed an electrochemical process that captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, heats it until it turns into a liquid then uses an electric current to draw out the carbon in the form of nanofibers.

@ ICN

The sofa/bed in the upright in the sofa position, minus the futon cushion.

The sofa/bed in the upright in the sofa position, minus the futon cushion.

The Bed position

The Bed position

Support leg hinges upward and latch holds it.

Support leg hinges upward and latch holds it.

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17 Responses to Technology Thursday

  1. Den says:

    Re-purposing carbon and containing it, what a novel idea.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    @ Swilly’s after 24 minutes on the sticks. Brazilian seafood stew.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Then up the p. stairs to Sloan in 14 minutes.

      Day 5: 116+24+14=154 minutes.

      At least most of the hazy was blown away with the afternoon gusty breeze.

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Den, I left a comment on yesterday’s thread just now. Suddenly wondered if anyone would see it. I DO know better that to write on an old thread after the new one is posted, but I did it anyway. See how incredibly lazy I’m getting? THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TURN 70!

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  4. Den says:

    Got pics of the project sofa/bed posted above with captions.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Strangely shaped cloud over the Blue Mountains to the south.

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  6. Den says:

    Been a day of frustration and enemy making, rednecks deplore intelligence in any form, just keep it stoopid, yuk it up and gossip like a bunch of old women they like it that way.
    Sheesh.

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  7. Den says:

    I’ve had enough excitement for today…

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