Friday, April 25, 2014

Graphene is What? and it Can Do What?!!!

Graphene if not, soon will be the buzz word of the future. According to the "Bits" article forwarded to me by Xnewsman, Graphene, a form of carbon, is the strongest, thinnest material known to exist. It can conduct electricity and heat better than anything else. And get ready for this: It is also one of the most pliable and do it all in a single atom thickness.

So what does this mean to the average consumer? Well researchers say that we will soon be able to make electronics that are thinner, faster and cheaper, with the option of making them clear and flexible.

Check out the NY Times BITS link here for more.


kallamis said...

They just had this on that new show on The Science Channel. Outrageous Acts of Science. Cool show too.

Beam Me Up said...

yep, I really like that program. Sorry I missed the graphene episode though.....I did read where it is a crapload cheaper to manufacture than silicone based hardware any bets as to that reduced cost being passed on to the consumer? Yeah Right