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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
AFP (June 14, 2016) Gold fever is still alive and well in Poland and, each year, hundreds of prospectors try their luck in gold panning championships Zlotoryja, the country's gold rush capital.
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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
July 25, 2016 Researchers have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains ... read more
July 25, 2016 Hematology researchers have developed a novel genetically engineered clotting factor that can control bleeding in animal models. If the factor proves effective in humans, it may provide a ... read more
July 25, 2016 Scientists has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process ... read more
July 25, 2016 Physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and ... read more
July 25, 2016 Theoretical physicists have analyzed the electronic consequences of creating circuits in two dimensions by simulating the juxtaposition of different atom-thick materials like ... 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