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Make graphene in your kitchen with soap and a blender - physics-math - 20 April 2014

Add water and dishwashing liquid, and mix at high speed. Congratulations, you just made the wonder material graphene. This surprisingly simple recipe is now the easiest way to mass-produce pure graphene – sheets of carbon just one atom thick. The material has been predicted to , based on its unusual electrical and thermal properties. But until now, manufacturing high-quality graphene in large quantities has proved difficult – the best lab techniques manage less than half a gram per hour. "There are companies producing graphene at much higher rates, but the quality is not exceptional," says Jonathan Coleman of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. I wanna do this all the time. 27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012. Can we grow a stronger-than-steel 'wonder material' to save the world? It’s stiffer than Kevlar, thinner than paper, and in a few years, it may be mass-produced using only sunlight and water.

Can we grow a stronger-than-steel 'wonder material' to save the world?

Scientists in the US this week announced a new, and potentially groundbreaking method for producing nanocellulose — a so-called "wonder material" derived from tree fiber that could be used to create ultra-thin displays, lightweight body armor, and a wide range of other products. Their key ingredient? Algae. "one of the most important discoveries in plant biology" Dr. Houston We Have a Problem, No Known Technology to Deal with Fukushima « Cutting the Gordian Knot. Toxic Sake, © Gulsah Bademci 2011 It was reported today that a U.S. firm named EnergySolutions, which has been involved in the decommissioning of 10 nuclear power plants now aims to garnering multiple contracts for aiding other companies in dismantling Fukushima.

Houston We Have a Problem, No Known Technology to Deal with Fukushima « Cutting the Gordian Knot

This is supposed to also include the spent fuel rods housed there. However we have a slight problem with this you will see as reported today in The Denki Shimbun (The Electric Daily News), from Japan. “In connection with the decommissioning of Fukushima I units 1 – 4, EnergySolutions aims to handle the planning of the entire decommissioning process, including cost calculation, and win orders for multiple projects, including the treatment and volume reduction of radioactive waste and the extraction and storage of spent fuel and fuel debris (damaged fuel).

4 Ways Drones Will Soon Make the Future Miserable. We never got our flying cars, hoverboards, or evolved talking ape people like science fiction promised us, but we do have something close: unmanned drones.

4 Ways Drones Will Soon Make the Future Miserable

7 Nuclear Weapon Screw-Ups You Won't Believe We Survived. From the 1950s up through the early 1990s, the specter of nuclear war cast a shadow over the world like a giant, gloomy mushroom tattoo.

7 Nuclear Weapon Screw-Ups You Won't Believe We Survived

Hollywood and our own morbid imaginations came up with any number of scenarios that would wipe out humanity in a series of blinding flashes: robots, Russian and American policies of mutually assured destruction. But Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics. Only he probably didn't go far enough. 6 Tiny Mistakes That Almost Ended the World. For those of us who grew up in the '80s and '90s, it's difficult to fully understand just how close to annihilation we actually came in the 20th century.

6 Tiny Mistakes That Almost Ended the World

With the two most powerful nations on Earth threatening to detonate their entire nuclear arsenals at the slightest provocation, one would assume that the respective governments would have treated the situation with the care and respect it deserved (spoiler: they didn't). #6. A 50-Cent Computer Chip Mistakenly Announces Nuclear War Photos.com At 2 a.m. on June 3, 1980, some poor Air Force staffer deep within the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) was working the late night shift when he noticed that the screen readout that usually read "0 Incoming Missiles" suddenly read "2 Incoming Missiles.

" Science's 10 Inventions that Could Have Changed the World. The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not... - Isaac Asimov at BrainyQuote. 5 Mind-Blowing Facts Nobody Told You About Guns. After every mass shooting, the gun debate splits into two camps: One side says it easily could have been avoided if these maniacs weren't allowed to have guns; the other says it easily could have been avoided if each innocent victim had only gone through their daily lives in cover formation, armed like the space marines entering the giant murder womb in Aliens.

5 Mind-Blowing Facts Nobody Told You About Guns

And that's pretty much the entire gun control debate, as far as the mainstream media are willing to cover. And that is a shame, because it leaves out all of the most interesting parts. Trust us, the longer you look into this, the weirder it gets. For instance ... Note: Even though we ran this article last year, it's distressing how many of the points it raises still seem fresh and valid. 6 Crackpot Conspiracy Theories (That Actually Happened) An autistic savant spent 20 years designing an entire city on paper.