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It's the strongest material in the world and also the thinnest. But the hype around graphene has also prompted a warning from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority after a series of investor scams by con artists looking to cash in. Ivor Bennett reports on what's being dubbed the first wonder material of the 21st century.
Deutsche Welle (Feb. 11, 2013) The EU has pledged a billion euros for research into graphene at a consortium of institutions across the continent. The amazing material is strong, flexible, an excellent conductor of electricity and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 22, 2014) Researchers at Britain's University of Manchester believe their work on graphene, a material they call 'the wonder material of the 21st Century', will change the way we live. Graphene is 200 times ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 21, 2014) British scientists have developed a prototype graphene paint that can make coatings which are resistant to liquids, gases, and chemicals. The team says the paint could have a variety of uses, from ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 7, 2015) Despite heavy investment and significant advances in materials science, graphene doesn't have the scale or the cost-efficiency to leave the lab yet.
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France 24 (July 3, 2013) Over the past ten years, the US success in extracting gas from shale rock deep underground has transformed its energy landscape. Several countries in Europe, including France and Poland, are believed ... watch video
Reuters (Sep. 3, 2013) Six years behind schedule and five times over budget, the largest self-anchored suspension bridge in the world opened for morning rush hour across San Francisco Bay. Mana Rabiee ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 4, 2013) A coal rush that has drawn international miners to East Kalimantan province has ravaged the capital, Samarinda, which risks becoming one giant coal pit if mining expands any ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 23, 2013) Thousands of Romanians took to the streets on Sunday in a fourth week of protests against a Canadian company's plan to open Europe's largest gold mine in a picturesque Transylvanian ... watch video
Feb. 4, 2016 A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression, according to a new study. Researchers found certain patterns of ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 Scientists have created a material which turns fluorescent if there are molecules from explosives in the vicinity. The discovery could improve airport security, for example ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 Scientists have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is ... read more
Aug. 15, 2014 The conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material, researchers have discovered. Local scanning electrical techniques were used to examine the local ... read more
Dec. 6, 2013 To technology insiders, graphene is a certified big deal. The one-atom thick carbon-based material elicits rhapsodic descriptions as the strongest, thinnest material known. It also is light, ... read more