Silkworms That Eat Graphene Spin Webbing As Strong As Spidey’s

October 12, 2016 1 min read


Humans have been using silk to make fabrics for more than six thousands years. It’s already one of the strongest fibers around, but researchers have made it even stronger — and electrically conductive. […]

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E-paper just got brighter and more flexible thanks to graphene

May 02, 2016 1 min read


Amazon has just released its latest and greatest Kindle (the Kindle Oasis) sporting the best e-paper display yet thanks mostly to improved lighting through a greater number of LEDs. But for the next […]

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New solar panels can generate energy from sunlight and raindrops

April 11, 2016 1 min read

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Solar panels have to be outside to operate, but the weather often doesn’t cooperate to deliver maximum sunlight. A team of scientists from Qingdao, China may have found a way for future solar […]

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How a moth’s eye led to a solar scientific breakthrough

February 29, 2016 1 min read

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The solar industry may have moths to thank for their latest breakthrough in zero-emission technology. Researchers from the University of Surrey have been trying to figure out how to make graphene, a wonderful […]

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New graphene-like organic metal could be big for batteries

May 19, 2015 1 min read

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Graphene has been the next big thing in a dozen different areas of technology for a decade now, but there are always just enough foibles that mainstream adoption is limited. While graphene has […]

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Energy stored in used cigarette butts, could be your next PC component

May 19, 2015 1 min read

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There are promising options like graphene and carbon nanotubes, but researchers think they might have an even better material: used cigarette butts.

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Graphene-enhanced LED light bulb is cheaper, more efficient, longer lasting

April 02, 2015 1 min read


They are cheaper to manufacture, more efficient, and last longer than existing LED light bulbs. Available to buy in a few months.

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Plastic as strong as steel developed, cars are going to get much lighter

March 02, 2015 1 min read

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There is a growing focus at the moment on making all of our transportation more fuel efficient. This can be done in a number of ways, including developing ever more efficient engines. However, […]

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Electronic skin breakthrough makes it stretchy and transparent

October 27, 2014 1 min read


There’s a lot of research being done right now in the field of wearable electronics. We’re already seeing this in the form of gadgets such as health monitoring wristbands, smartwatches, and sensors built […]

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Spray-on solar cells could solve the ‘panel problem’

August 03, 2014 1 min read

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A breakthrough in spray-on thin film photovoltaics could dramatically lower the costs of cells while keeping efficiency high.

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Supersonic engine nozzle sprays sheets of flawless, self-healing graphene

May 30, 2014 1 min read

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With the help of a jet engine part, researchers have found an astonishingly simple way of creating cheap, high-quality sheets of carbon.

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New 2D material could self-assemble into a transistor

May 01, 2014 1 min read

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In the race to build smaller, faster transistors scientists have been tinkering with graphene for the last decade. Graphene has many remarkable properties, but one major hurdle in the way of making microchips […]

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