Nanotechnology Today – Fuel Cells, Buckyballs and Carbon Nanotubes – Bytesize Science

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Chemistry Week, we visited the Maryland Nanocenter at the University of Maryland (UMD) to check out the latest research in nanotechnology — this year’s theme for NCW. Three UMD researchers explain how their work in the nano-scale could lead to better fuel cells, solar cells, cancer treatments and super strong materials made from carbon nanotubes. Check out the video for a first hand look at the exciting applications of nanotechnology available today, and those that are just around the corner. Video by Kirk Zamieroski Produced by the American Chemical Society
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  1. Well, aluminum was the most precious material on Earth once. While the planet is about 4% aluminum, most of it is bound up in silicates and other material, and the process of extracting pure aluminum was extremely difficult until the process known as electrolysis was discovered.

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