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    Graphene

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jannert, Apr 16, 2014.

    Hey, this is cool new stuff! What a discovery, and it's apparently cheap to produce. I especially like the long battery life idea. That's the biggest thing stopping me from switching from desktop to laptop is having to constantly charge the thing. Many really interesting and useful applications, I reckon.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/5-reasons-graphene-will-change-your-gadgets-forever-n81236
     
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    Sounds impressive! It's just scary how "sci-fi" this world is now becoming. Land Rover is working on see-through bonnets. We're soon going to have self-tying shoelaces.

    Soon, Skynet (Google) will take over everything (already happened) and they will bring forth an army of metal machines, set on killing John and Sarah Connor! :p

    But yes, it is scary.
     
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    About time we get some better batteries! Combine them with mobile and effective solar energy chargers and we got ourselves an even comfier future! Would be nice to sit in the park for hours, just writing.

    @Thomas Kitchen , if you don't like what Google is doing to society, you can always just chose to opt out. :)
     
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    Well, Graphene isn't exactly new, but it certainly has the potential to revolutionize a myriad of industries, not just electronics.
     
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    You can opt out, but you can't hide! :)
     
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    Cool stuff, @jannert :)

    Yeah... It's not about what Google is doing to society; it's about how Google is quietly starting to own society through ownership of the datasphere. You know, the thing everyone was sharpening pitchforks and readying torches for against Apple - which Apple never did or really wanted to do - yeah, Google's doing that thing and Facebook is Google's little puppet country toadying up to it in hopes of surviving the coming NWO.
     
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    New World Order
     
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    Yeah, I have a friend (who pointed me at this article) who dreams of owning a shirt made of this stuff that will keep him warm in winter and cool in summer! The fashion industry is going to HATE this. No more spring/fall collections, then.
     
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    With the Tribe at the helm, you can be sure we'll be making graphene collections for each and every season that will get you to open your wallets. ;) I see more opportunity, not less! Layering can be fashion oriented and subject to whimsy of the designer, not practicality of the weather. Winter tanks and summer sweaters. Parkas for the beach. :cool:
     
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    Did you guys hear about that awesome new technology called....the wheel? You can use it for cars or fantasy novel series!
     
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    The Graphene of Time sounds better.
     
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    I heard apple intended to reinvent it. They said it wasn't 'appleish' enough. I bet they will make it out of Graphene and have it look like an apple. I can see the commercial; buy three apple wheels and get the fourth without extra cost! Comes with wheel-tooth and rubberized internet access. Drive in the left lane to access iTunes. Your wheels will never sing the same again!
     
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    BBC news had a report on a study published in Nature Materials:

    Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the "wonder material" graphene using a kitchen blender.

    This is what intrigued me:
    So my question is, if it is only one atom thick, can you see it without magnification? :confused:
     
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    Based on this I would imagine it's kinda like a plastic sheet, you might be able to see hints of it, if it's bent at different angles. But if it's straight upon a surface, it will be harder to detect.

    I would love to see it though! Will probably look rather amazing!
     
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    Sounds like it would be close to invisible.
     
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    Yeah you're right. Probably only somewhat visible if clumped together or stacked in many sheets.

    It's very interesting though, I wonder if you can feel it on your skin? Can air pass through the sheets?
    Could you perhaps make a bag of this, two or three sheets thick and put over someone's head, would they then suffocate without knowing what's suffocating them? This has so much potential.:p And it gave me the idea for some sci-fi tools.

    Crazy murder methods aside, I think Graphene might lead to a lot of new products and exciting things.
     
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    Interesting story idea there: mystery surrounds deaths of the victims.
     
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