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Cary Pint

“These could revolutionize the world” — Pint cracks code to cheap, small carbon nanotubes

May. 23, 2018—Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That's essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters.

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul. 21, 2017—A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

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New AAU energy research webpage features VU research

Feb. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers who “MacGyvered” high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps are featured in a new webpage on energy research created by the Association of American Universities.

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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.

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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and household chemicals.

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How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

Mar. 2, 2016—Scientists from Vanderbilt and George Washington universities have worked out a way to make electric vehicles that not only are carbon neutral but carbon negative.

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Quantum dots made from fool’s gold boost battery performance

Nov. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt engineers have discovered that adding quantum dots made from fool's gold to the electrodes of standard lithium batteries can substantially boost their performance.

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The most popular research news stories of 2014

Dec. 26, 2014—Electricity, learning, marijuana, outer space and planet Earth were the hot topics of 2014.

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Pint named to ’20 Under 40′ by American Society for Engineering Education

Sep. 23, 2014—Cary Pint, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, was named to the American Society for Engineering Education’s Top 20 Under 40 last week.

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Liberating devices from their power cords

May. 19, 2014—A new type of supercapacitor brings us a step closer to a day when everything from cell phones to electric vehicles will no longer need separate batteries.

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Top 10 research stories of 2013

Dec. 23, 2013—This year’s most popular research stories plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link between our three greatest health threats and more.

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New device stores electricity on silicon chips

Oct. 22, 2013—Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University.

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