All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘graphene’

Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. The condom we all know and love tolerate is in dire need of a tuneup. With that in mind, the …

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NASA Experiments With Nano-Sized Sensors

NASA is now working with a special material to develop nano-scale sensors that can detect trace elements in Earth’s upper atmosphere and find structural flaws in spacecraft. The material, called graphene, is just one atom thick and is composed of carbon atoms. It is 200 times as strong as steel, and is stable at extreme temperatures. “The cool thing about …

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Using Pencil Lead for Microprocessors?

Graphite, more commonly known as pencil lead, could become the next big thing in the quest for smaller and less power-hungry electronics. Resembling chicken wire on a nano scale, graphene – single sheets of graphite – is only one atom thick, making it the world’s thinnest material. Two million graphene sheets stacked up would not be as thick as a …

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