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9 amazing uses for graphene, from filtering seawater to smart paint
Digital ^ | January 14, 2014 | By Luke Dormehl

Posted on 01/14/2018 10:43:30 AM PST by Swordmaker

Graphene is a single layer of graphite — also known as that soft material commonly found in pencil lead — with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like, hexagonal pattern. While that description is decidedly unexciting, graphene is actually emerging as one of science’s most versatile new materials.

Just one atom thick (or thin, depending on how you think about it), graphene is among the strongest materials in the known universe, with 100 times the strength of steel, an astonishing amount of flexibility, and a whole lot of other talents lurking beneath the surface.

Do you remember that classic scene from The Simpsons in which Homer is offered “wax lips,” described by the salesman as “the candy of 1,000 uses?” Well, graphene is the wax lips of the material science world. And while we don’t have time to detail 1,000 uses, here are some of the most exciting graphene discoveries made so far.


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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: graphene; technology
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1 posted on 01/14/2018 10:43:30 AM PST by Swordmaker
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To: ShadowAce

Ping for your tech list.


2 posted on 01/14/2018 10:44:10 AM PST by Swordmaker (My pistol self-identifies as an iPad, so you must accept it in gun-free zones, you racist, bigot!)
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To: Swordmaker

Just around the corner...


3 posted on 01/14/2018 10:51:06 AM PST by aquila48
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To: Swordmaker

Cool stuff.


4 posted on 01/14/2018 11:02:52 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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To: aquila48

“Just around the corner...”

Just like flying cars


5 posted on 01/14/2018 11:05:03 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: Swordmaker

This is nothing new..


6 posted on 01/14/2018 11:07:27 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Swordmaker

Graphene = The New ‘Plastic’.
Is there a carcinogenic aspect to graphene? Perhaps not, if similar compounds were used for writing pencils.
Fertile grounds for research, invention and patenting.


7 posted on 01/14/2018 11:09:20 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Swordmaker

Will graphemes solve the microcosm problem of super speed computing limited be heat transfer due to electrical friction in copper wiring?

As I understand quantum physics and semi conductors, the faster they run the cooler they run. The limits on speed is due to thermal problems with our best conductivity technologies. Computer speed is limited by the inability of our best visual screens as well for the same reasons.

Will graphene lend itself to screen technologies?


8 posted on 01/14/2018 11:12:53 AM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: aquila48
#3: "Just around the corner..."

LOL. You got that right. It's been around the corner for the last 30 years.

I rank graphene right up their with flying cars. If anything comes of it, it will be part of some doodad magic gizmo marketed by Ronco on late night TV.
 

9 posted on 01/14/2018 11:23:57 AM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (CNN is fake news.)
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To: Swordmaker

Why on Earth would you want to filter the color out of whiskey?

L


10 posted on 01/14/2018 11:25:00 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Swordmaker

Creating bike frames and wheelsets that weigh less than a water bottle.


11 posted on 01/14/2018 11:33:07 AM PST by IronJack (A)
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To: Lurker

How about the color out of coffee no more stained teeth.


12 posted on 01/14/2018 11:35:11 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Lurker

How about the color out of coffee no more stained teeth.


13 posted on 01/14/2018 11:35:11 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Swordmaker

Asbestos would be useful in many products. And once it is placed in a material matrix, the risk of exposure to asbestos is highly restricted.

;-)


14 posted on 01/14/2018 11:35:56 AM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

1st topic in the graphene keyword:

Scientists slice graphite into atom-thick sheets
The Register (U.K.) | October 21, 2004 | Lucy Sherriff
Posted on 10/22/2004 12:09:03 AM PDT by Stoat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1253131/posts


15 posted on 01/14/2018 11:38:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Lurker

Why on Earth would you want to filter the color out of whiskey?
= = =

Well, for transparency.

No improper Irish, Scot, or Kentucky/Tennessee cultural influence.


16 posted on 01/14/2018 12:23:26 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (All posts are /s, unless otherwise specified.)
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To: Lurker

Why on Earth would you want to filter the color out of whiskey?

Because racism.
All alcohol should be clear!


17 posted on 01/14/2018 12:27:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lee martell

It’s carbon. Same stuff every known living thing is made of, so no. Theoretically fibers of it could damage lungs, but even that’s under debate. But it will be fun to hear dire warnings from the ignorati who believe CO2 and dihydrous oxide (H2O) are dangerous pollutants.


18 posted on 01/14/2018 1:03:47 PM PST by katana
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To: Swordmaker

This could be the Transparent Aluminum we’ve been waiting for.


19 posted on 01/14/2018 1:15:26 PM PST by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: Lurker
Why on Earth would you want to filter the color out of whiskey?

You could sell it as Vodka? Interesting tidbit of Trivia. Whiskey derives its name from Gaelic words meaning "Water of Life." . . Vodka derives its name from old Russian meaning "Water of Life."

Convenient for when they filter the color out of the Whiskey.

20 posted on 01/14/2018 1:28:02 PM PST by Swordmaker (My pistol self-identifies as an iPad, so you must accept it in gun-free zones, you racist, bigot!)
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