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Why You, Non-Nerd, Should Get Excited about Graphene
Yahoo ^ | May 30, 2014 | Joshua Fruhlinger

Posted on 05/31/2014 1:27:07 AM PDT by kingattax

Let’s talk about the coolest substance ever: graphene. It’s one atom thick, (about one-millionth the thickness of a single strand of hair), it’s 100 times stronger than steel, and it conducts electricity like nothing else. It’s a supermaterial that is quietly changing the course of technology.

Here’s why you should get excited about it:

It will turn computers into transformers

It is now being suggested that graphene can be changed into different configurations on the fly by simply manipulating it with lasers.

That means that it could take on the form of different computers in just seconds, freeing us from hard-printed, static motherboards. Right now, you carry multiple computers configured for different purposes, partially because their motherboards, printed on hard silicon, can’t do anything other than that for which they were designed.

Your smartphone handles a selection of communication and entertainment functions. Your camera is filled with camera-friendly chips. Your game console is heavy on graphics and presentation hardware. Your computer is memory-heavy, able to crunch file structures and complex mathematics.

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: computer; electricity; energy; graphene

1 posted on 05/31/2014 1:27:07 AM PDT by kingattax
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2 posted on 05/31/2014 1:31:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Lomiko’s Graphene 3D Lab Files Patent for Multiple Material Printer Filament
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3113868/posts

Intricate 3D Printed Materials Lighter Than Water And As Strong as Steel
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3121897/posts

Could nanoprinting kick-start a world of versatile home manufacturing?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3121297/posts


3 posted on 05/31/2014 1:40:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: martin_fierro

I like the idea of investing in Calvin and Hobbes.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 2:12:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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I WANT ONE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE, BUT I WANT ONE.

""JUMPS UP AND DOWN""

5 posted on 05/31/2014 2:14:05 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: martin_fierro

Isn’t that what preppers slather on their guns before burying them in the woods ?


6 posted on 05/31/2014 3:33:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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That might have been “cosmoline” in the old days. I remember that term only from the old Twilight Zone episode about the guys who put themselves to sleep in a cave for 100 years. I was surprised to see that it was a real thing, not a term and concept they made up just for that episode.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 3:53:25 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: kingattax
Joke around all you want, but those of us in technology have been watching this develop for more than four years. Copper traces and silicon chips will go the way of the dodo bird over the next decade.

There's real potential in graphene unlike many of the other wiz-bang technologies that were going to be "the next big thing".

8 posted on 05/31/2014 4:29:30 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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btt


9 posted on 05/31/2014 4:31:36 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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“It’s one atom thick, (about one-millionth the thickness of a single strand of hair), it’s 100 times stronger than steel”

I’ll take 500 yards and a box of 3/0 fishing hooks, please.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 4:48:51 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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Silicon, graphene.... It's a veritable stone age.

/johnny

11 posted on 05/31/2014 5:04:05 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Good one. I’m at the creek now with my so . I just hooked a little 11 Japanese catfish. No I’m waiting for him to do the same. Night fishing is so awesome.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 5:06:24 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: kingattax; Ernest_at_the_Beach; neverdem; blueplum; Vince Ferrer; 2ndDivisionVet; Red Badger; ...

Graphene Keyword Reunion! ;’)


13 posted on 05/31/2014 5:12:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: knarf

“Isn’t that what preppers slather on their guns before burying them in the woods ?”

You’re thinking about graphite.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 5:15:33 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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The article, though true, is in the form of hype. What I want to know is: what company is beginning to make graphene products, and what does their stock cost?


15 posted on 05/31/2014 6:49:00 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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What I want to know is: what company is beginning to make graphene products, and what does their stock cost?

This company CVV Equipment is one of the closest to actually making graphene products though they are more of an equipment and engineering company.

16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:12:19 AM PDT by alrea (So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T. S. Eliot)
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To: aimhigh

Thing is, once they start making products, you’re no longer on the ground floor.

Might not be on the roof yet, but still.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:15:49 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: paulcissa

Lies.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 7:18:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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“Silicon, graphene.... It’s a veritable stone age.”

“Everybody must get stoned . . .” - who knew they were seers instead of musicians?


19 posted on 05/31/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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