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.
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 - Business Video Online (Jan. 15, 2014) 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 ... 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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Deutsche Welle (Jan. 16, 2012) What will happen to the plastics industry when the world's supply of petroleum grows scarce? Bernhard Riger, professor of chemistry at Munich's Technical University, believes carbon dioxide is the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 2, 2016) With the Super Bowl just days away, a UK company believes its new 3D-printed material will make footballers' helmets of the future safer. Jim Drury reports.
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Reuters (Oct. 7, 2013) An English high school is harnessing the energy from its pupils' footsteps to power lights, cellphones, and a radio. They're using a technology called the Pavegen system, which uses floor-tiles made ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (July 7, 2013) Scientists in Berlin are trying to harness a readily available resource for the chemical industry. A by-product of petroleum extraction, methane gas is usually burnt off unused. The researchers want ... watch video
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Feb. 18, 2016 Physicists have discovered how electrons travel through the novel 2D material graphene. Graphene is a one atom thick supermaterial made from carbon with unique properties and the potential to ... read more
Aug. 5, 2013 Researchers have revealed more about graphene's mechanical properties and demonstrated a technique to improve the stretchability of graphene -- developments that should help engineers and ... read more
Apr. 27, 2012 The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has just been invented. Called GraphExeter, the material could revolutionize the creation of wearable ... read more