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On the Verge of a Graphene Gold Rush

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January 15, 2014
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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.


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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 heat. We visit a research team in Aachen to find out more. Some say graphene may well revolutionize computing, telecommunications, and engineering.
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Graphene a 21st Century Wonder Discovery

Graphene a 21st Century Wonder Discovery

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 stronger than steel but extremely lightweight and can conduct heat and electricity more efficiently than any other comparable material. Ivor Bennett reports.
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Researchers Discover Gold Growing in Trees in Australia

Researchers Discover Gold Growing in Trees in Australia

Buzz60 (Oct. 24, 2013) — Researchers in Australia say they've found gold growing on trees, as a certain type of eucalyptus tree was found to absorb gold particles in the soil. Jen Markham explains.
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Scientists Create 99.9 Percent Pure Gold in Lab

Scientists Create 99.9 Percent Pure Gold in Lab

Buzz60 (Oct. 5, 2012) — Two researchers at Michigan State University say they have discovered a way to make 99-percent pure gold. The process, which they call microbial alchemy, involves combining the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans with gold chloride. But don't get too excited. The researchers say it's likely too expensive to produce on a large scale.
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