Thomas Michael Griffin

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Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

The mile-high building is coming

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including misguided cancer metaphors, a breakthrough that could radically change skylines and FAQs about FAQs.<p>I have cancer, but don’t call me brave<br>Luke Allnutt | One Eyed Dog | 19 June 2013<br>Cancer lends itself to military metaphors. Sufferers “fight” …

Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind | Colossal

<p>Conceptual artist Lisa Park has been experimenting with a specialized device called a NeuroSky EEG headset that helps transform brain activity into …

Magnetic Graphene Clouds Can Be Made To Appear And Disappear

Toggling graphene's magnetic field on and off could lead to faster, smaller electronics.<p>Add another point to the list of reasons why graphene, the darling child of material physics, is a wunderkind. A team led by researchers at the University of Manchester has succeeded in turning magnetism on and …

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

Steam-o by Janos Insperger

If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I am not a fan of hubless wheels. You may occasionally see them …

Rent Or Buy? Don't Count On The Banks To Tell You The Truth

Canada's big banks really, really want you to believe everything is fine in the housing market.<p>The term "soft landing" appears in bank economists' …

An airplane entirely powered by the sun landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis, the next-to-last leg of a journey across the United States intended to boost support for clean energy technologies. http://cbc.sh/wQKZClZ Solar powered planes -- the future of flight? Or pie in the sky? Would you fly in one?