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Smaller & Cooler Night Vision Thanks To Graphene

Everyone knows that green hue of the night vision goggles, from TV or games you’ve seen them help police and search and rescue teams with spotting people from a distance or soldiers using them to gain…

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Hemp More Efficient and Cheaper than Graphene

A newly published data set shows that using hemp fibres is a much cheaper way to build super capacitors that perform equal if not better than those made from graphene. Lets get one thing straight right…

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Future Supercapacitors Could Be Made from Discarded Cigarette Butts

Cigarettes are often burned down to their filters by smokers looking to enjoy every last bit of their expensive tobacco. But then those butts are just tossed away, contributing what’s often estimated as being as many…

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New Manufacturing Technique Could Speed Up Graphene Production

Graphene has been in the hands of researchers for ten years now, a super material that has displayed many interesting properties and applications. The only trouble with the material is that it has proven very tricky to…

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Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

When it comes to generating electricity out of water, most people probably think of dams and the use of the water pressure to turn large turbines and generate electricity by means of magnetic turbines. Scientists are…

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IBM Builds Graphene Circuit Boards, Sends Text Messages Faster At Lower Power Cost

Recent reports point to IBM creating a graphene-based circuit that they say performs 10,000 times better than existing options. It was reliable enough that they used it to send and receive a text message. What is…

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New Graphene Manufacturing Method Inspired By Tree Frog Feet

Graphene is the cool kid in the world of materials, it’s incredibly strong and conductive, making it perfect for a wide range of applications, and especially good for electronic chips and solar cells. The only problem…

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Move Over Graphene, There Is A New Tough Guy In Town, Say Hello To Carbyne!

Remember back in the day, when times were simple and we all knew that diamond was the strongest thing around? Well those days are long over and since then we’ve learnt that Graphene was the strongest…

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Graphene Could Make Camara Sensors 1000x More Sensitive

Digital Cameras have proven them selves more than worth as the successor to more traditional film cameras, but while there have been many steady advances with both pixel density, lens technology and processing technology over the…

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Graphene antennas will allow Terabit per second uploads

Researchers at Georgia Tech have made plans to build a wireless antenna using atom-thin sheets of carbon/graphene which will have the potential to allow terabit-per-second transfer speeds at short ranges. In theory, in short range you…