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Graphene, the "miracle material" of the 21st Century


peter99co

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Graphene technology

Is so far the strongest material known to science, and better at conducting electricity than copper.

The quick they replace the railway cables the better before the copper thieves close down the networks.

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Aitchbee

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If they could incorporate it in to the soles of shoes, so they were more hard wearing then I would be happy to be a guinea-pig - as long as they were comfortable, and lasted more than 20 years.

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canarieslover

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AitchBEE

I take it you are not fashion concious then??

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Quickbeam

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Is it as good as Alec Guinness's white suit material?

If it is, they'll suppress the invention in order to not to infringe on the human rights of thieving scroats to recycle railway cabling...

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Aitchbee

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canarieslover - yes you are correct. but I wouldn't mind modelling those graphene shoes 'down the pub'. It might turn a few heads...Glasgow is a fashion city, don't you know.Size 12's are required, tho'.

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Aitchbee

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QB - Fagan was an invention of Charles Dickens - So was 'Our Man In Havana' by Graham Greene. - 'Graphene' is modern. Nobody wears a white suit nowadays.

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Quickbeam

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AitchBEE, you gone from not fashion concious to dedicated follower of fashion in 13 post minutes!

White may be loud, but never square, from Regent Street to Merchant Square...

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Aitchbee

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QB - I am a dedicated follower of fashion...THE KINKS

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Aitchbee

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QB - My boots used to be made out of leather, but now they are a 'substitute'

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Quickbeam

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I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth and my secondhand suit is really made out of sack...

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morddwyd

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But some urge caution

"Some are certain that graphene will not do everything that has been thought up for the material.

What has been reported as "potential" seems to be - at the moment - just that, with few real-world examples of it working to replace other materials. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9491789.stm

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