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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
Oct. 20, 2016 To provide a better view of difficult to see tissue, researchers have miniaturized an imaging probe to fit inside a needle that can be inserted into the eye during eye surgery. The probe was used ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 A superomniphobic tape has been created that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. Superomniphobic surfaces are extremely repellent to ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Hydrogen is often described as the fuel of the future, particularly when applied to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. One of the main obstacles facing this technology -- a potential solution to ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to scientists. They found ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could in theory allow flying drones ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using ... 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