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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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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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Covergirl

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"Three million sheets of graphene on top of each other would be 1mm thick" ? So you couldn't exactly go down Sainsburys and buy a couple of sheets.

The miracles of modern technology are almost as amazing as the wonders of the universe.

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recap

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Didn't Capt. James T Kirk wear some Graphene clothing?

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Quickbeam

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No, that was what the Emperor had his clothes made from.

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Bingalau

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Maybe it would improve bullet proof vests or even protective clothing as used by bomb disposal people.

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Aitchbee

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...or if incorporated into tomato feed, it might help toughen up the ripening tomato skins, and prevent them from splitting. (I hope it is edible...and passes through the gut). It might not be bio-degradable, though.

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Aitchbee

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Last week, I observed a building being constructed, the upper outer walls were made out of ( or lagged with) copper sheeting, I have never seen this type of construction before; it's in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, next to the big library.It looks impressive.

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Aitchbee

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I'm ever hopeful; last week on the TV I saw an 'expert' saying that they might be able to replace the replacement of artificial knees with a 'stem cells' approach. I wonder how much it will cost, to you and me? The connection with graphene might be in the pipeline.I hope all dodgey knee sufferers 'bend an ear' to this endeavour...and give it a shout.

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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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