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Could Candle Soot Power Electric Vehicles?

Just ten kilograms of fractal-like carbon nanoparticles from candle soot is sufficient for the battery of an electric vehicle, researchers say.

Graphdiyne For Better Lithium Batteries

The unique triangular pore structure of the carbon allotrope graphdiyne makes it an unusually effective lithium ion storage material, scientists report.

Nanodiamonds Pack An Anti-Cancer Punch

Nanodiamonds can turn existing drugs into a powerful tool against cancer stem cells in mice.

Turning Pee Into Power

Scientists have demonstrated that human urine is a potent source of carbon catalysts, which could help power supercapacitors and batteries.