Nanomaterials

7 Startups Innovating in Nano Clothing Technologies

We recently took a look at the smart apparel market where we learned that there is more to cutting edge fashion than 3D-printed clothes that make us look like avant-garde statues. Smart, or connected clothing is not just for elite athletes who need every competitive edge, but also your weekend marathon runner who wants to check the degree […]

What’s Up with Graphene Stocks? Remember Graphene?

Over the past 4 years we’ve dedicated 27 articles to educating investors about “the graphene industry” and so far, we have to say it’s been a bigger disappointment than carbon nanotubes, which were also expected to change the world. Graphene stocks just haven’t performed leaving us wondering if graphene will ever live up to its […]

A List of New Lithium Battery Technology Startups

If you stop and think about it for a second, advances in lithium batteries have powered a fair number of emerging technologies in this decade. Electric cars, drones, smartphones, these are all becoming prolific because of improvements in lithium battery technologies. When it comes to portable batteries, short of some entirely new battery technology being […]

3 Words: Recyclable Thermoset Plastics

Back in October 2016, we listed 30 emerging technologies we believe you should know about. One of those technologies we identified was recyclable thermoset plastics. Our first thought was, aren’t all plastics recyclable? As it turns out, they’re not. Our image of plastics are wrappers, plastic cups, PET bottles, cars, computers, medical equipment, dashboards, electrical […]

8 Thermoelectric Generator and Cooler Startups

When we first came across the word “thermoelectric,” we didn’t think it sounded like a very exciting technology, but in fact it’s really one cool concept. The idea is that you can use chips (yes, computer chips) to transform extreme temperatures to electricity or vice versa. You can actually take electricity and then convert it […]

A Nanotechnology IPO From Selecta Biosciences

Nanotechnology was all the rage back in 2004 when George Dubya Bush signed the Nanotechnology Research and Development Act and investors caught wind of a potential opportunity. This, of course, prompted us to start Nanalyze as we were dying to figure out how we could get a piece of that nano action as retail investors. […]

Is Directa Plus THE Graphene Stock to Own?

We’ve covered most of the graphene companies out there in past articles. As for the handful of publicly traded “graphene stocks”, things haven’t shown much promise yet for investors. The first graphene stock to debut, Applied Graphene Materials (LON:AGM), keeps providing customer samples but hasn’t shown any revenues since their IPO in November of 2013 after which they’ve […]

Liquidia: Joseph DeSimone’s Nanotechnology Company

In May of last year, we published an article titled “What if 3D Printing Was 1000X Faster” which talked about a 3D printing company called Carbon 3D which is looking to completely disrupt 3D printing with their technology that “grows” 3D objects from a pool of liquid resin. The speed at which current 3D printing technology […]

Lab Created Man-Made Diamonds from Diamond Foundry

About $13 billion dollars in diamonds are produced every year, with 65% of that production coming from Africa. The popularity of a movie called Blood Diamond (2006) brought to light the fact that much of that African diamond production comes with a cost, mainly that of human exploitation. So what are diamonds used for besides adorning […]

Group NanoXplore: Just Another Graphene Producer?

We’ve written 24 articles over the past 2 years about a miracle nanomaterial called graphene, the companies that produce it, the few publicly traded plays on graphene (AGM and Haydale), and potential commercial applications that are hitting the market. We also highlighted a fair number of “graphene stocks” that aren’t viable plays on graphene. After all that […]