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Could your home one day be powered by patches of mushrooms? Probably not, but scientists have nonetheless created a "bionic mushroom" that does indeed generate electricity – and it may pave the way for more practical bio-electric systems... Continue Reading Bionic mushroom uses bacteria and graphene to generate electricity Category: Energy Tags: 3D Printing Bacteria
Robots are getting smaller and smaller, from the size of bugs down to tiny bead-shaped robots that could one day swim through the body to monitor health or deliver medication. MIT engineers recently managed to create cell-sized robots that could collect data about their environment, but were a little tricky to manufacture. Now, the team has found a way to mass produce these synthetic cells
the superstar revolutionizes the performance of wheelchairs with a frame that is 30% lighter and 20% stronger compared to classic carbon models. The post küschall employs formula 1 to perfect ‘world’s lightest wheelchair’ made from graphene appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Graphene is famous as a two-dimensional material, but to really make the most of the stuff we need to coax it back into 3D forms. Now researchers from Virginia Tech have developed a new way to 3D print graphene aerogels with a far higher resolution than previously possible... Continue Reading New 3D printing process paints graphene aerogel in far finer detail Category: Materials Tags:
Lithium-ion batteries are effective, but they can be a bit on the expensive side. Striking a balance between common materials and efficiency is important, and regular old salt looks like it could fit the bill – after a few kinks are ironed out. Now, researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a way to make "disordered" graphene that can help imp
High-tech outdoor clothing company Vollebak likes going mad with gadgetry and advanced materials, and its latest jacket takes highly desirable geek unobtanium to dangerous levels. It's called the Graphene Jacket, and it's a jacket … with graphene... Continue Reading Graphene Jacket drapes you in everyone's favourite wonder material Category: Wearables Tags: Graphene
Graphene, the "wonder material" composed of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms, is the world's strongest manmade material. Now, scientists have used it to create a new type of concrete that is much stronger, water-resistant and eco-friendly than what we're used to... Continue Reading Graphene used to make stronger, greener concrete Category: Materials Tags: Concrete
Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production process for precisely tailored graphene filtration membranes, which could see action in desalination, biological separation and other applications... Continue Reading MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets Categ
Whenever a medical implant is introduced to the human body, there's a chance that its surface will be colonized by bacteria. In some cases, such infections require the implant to be removed. It's recently been discovered, however, that coating implants with vertical graphene flakes could help keep that from happening... Continue Reading Bacteria-killing graphene flakes may prevent implant
With graphene promising to revolutionize so many industries, we'll probably be churning out a lot of the stuff in the coming years. So, with current mass production techniques requiring the use of large amounts of organic solvents that aren't exactly great for the environment, the announcement of a new, more environmentally friendly and cost effective technique for the large-scale production is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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