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Old 08-28-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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The nanomaterial graphene has received significant attention for its potential uses in everything from solar cells to tennis rackets. But a new study by Brown University researchers finds a surprising new use for the material: preventing mosquito bites.

A new study shows that graphene sheets can block the signals mosquitoes use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention.

I'd buy clothing made of this stuff.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0826150706.htm
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Just for fun, read the same article, but substitute "steel plate" for graphene and see how it tries to sell medieval armor.
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Interestingly, when graphene is isolated from graphite it takes on some miraculous properties. It is a mere one-atom thick, the first two-dimensional material ever discovered. Despite this, graphene is also one of the strongest materials in the known universe. With a tensile strength of 130 GPa (gigapascals), it is more than 100 times stronger than steel.

Graphene’s incredible strength despite being so thin is already enough to make it amazing, however, its unique properties do not end there. It is also flexible, transparent, highly conductive, and seemingly impermeable to most gases and liquids. It almost seems as though there is no area in which graphene does not excel.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-t...t-is-graphene/
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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We were promised a space elevator built with this stuff ten years ago, if I remember correctly.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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We were promised a space elevator built with this stuff ten years ago, if I remember correctly.
Right. Here is more info:
https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=16371
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innov...tor-180957877/
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Interestingly, when graphene is isolated from graphite it takes on some miraculous properties. It is a mere one-atom thick, the first two-dimensional material ever discovered. Despite this, graphene is also one of the strongest materials in the known universe. With a tensile strength of 130 GPa (gigapascals), it is more than 100 times stronger than steel.

Graphene’s incredible strength despite being so thin is already enough to make it amazing, however, its unique properties do not end there. It is also flexible, transparent, highly conductive, and seemingly impermeable to most gases and liquids. It almost seems as though there is no area in which graphene does not excel.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-t...t-is-graphene/
Why am I not surprised that this stuff isnt available to the public? LOL


I can think of many products/industries that would suffer if this was mass produced.
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