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Graphene-fed silkworms can spin super threads

Turns out graphene, the wonder material with <i>so</i> many potential applications, is also the secret sauce to making tougher silk. A team of scientists from Tsinghua University in Beijing successfully created silk that's twice as tough simply by feeding the material to silkworms. In order to do so, they …

Graphene cracks the glass corrosion problem

Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have demonstrated graphene …

Graphene

Scientists say boron nitride-graphene hybrid may be right for next-gen green cars

Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride may be a suitable material to store hydrogen fuel in cars, according to Rice …

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Adding hydrogen to graphene

Adding hydrogen to graphene could improve its future applicability in the semiconductor industry, when silicon leaves off. Researchers at the Center …

Chemistry

Diamond help produce high-quality graphene with low cost

Diamond help produce high-quality graphene with low cost<p>Argonne Labs and UC Riverside have developed a method to grow graphene that contains …

Graphene-fed silkworms produce super-strong, electrically conductive silk

Scientists may have found another use for silk. Previously, the natural protein fiber was predominantly used in the textile industry. Researchers …

Nanotech

These Color-Changing Graphene Bubbles are Mesmerizing

Dutch engineers at Delft University of Technology have discovered what could be a new type of display. These bubbles of graphene change color while …

Nanotech

Cotton coated in graphene-based ink may support a sustainable, cheap wearable

The wonder material graphene has shown so much potential in the lab that the University of Cambridge founded an entire center in its names. Now, a …

Synopsis: Graphene’s Elegant Optics Explained

Theoretical calculations anchor graphene’s simple optical absorption in its two-dimensional structure instead of its cone-shaped energy …

Graphene

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Scientist talking about graphene 2D electron structures

Scientist talking about graphene 2D electron structures<p>A young scientist, recently arrived at UCSB from MIT where he was a post-doctoral Pappalardo …

Science Nonfiction - Super Materials

Our vision is to ultimately transform the human-built environment—skyscrapers, bridges, satellites.<p><i>Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i> stoked our …

Silly Putty and Graphene Combine to Make an Ultra-Sensitive Heart Monitor

Not So Silly After All<p>Graphene is a strong, revolutionary material made of elemental carbon that can be stretched to one-atom thick sheets while …

New Material Could Solve One of Our Biggest Nuclear Problems

Radiation Makes It Tough<p>Radiation from nuclear reactions is no joke, and finding ways to work with it has posed a major hurdle to harnessing the …

Nuclear Energy

New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision

New Vision After Trauma<p>The CDC estimates that in 2010 alone, 2.5 million emergency room visits or deaths were associated with traumatic brain injury …

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical physicists striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s …

Your Body Is Not Ready For Virtual Reality

Michael Fassbender’s soft lilt is in my ear spouting nonsense about assassins and their creed. Around me is a whirl of action set against a …

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10 Reasons Why Working Less Will Make You More Productive

Taking more breaks can help you get more done in a day, if you take them right.<p>Ask someone how they're doing, and they'll probably answer, "I'm <i>so</i> busy!" Whether it's a project for work or FOMO with your friends, you never want to feel like you have to say "no" to something. We regard the need for …

Productivity

Huge black hole may have turned star into 'spaghetti'

A spinning, supermassive black hole may have sucked in a star and “spaghettified” it, creating an incredibly bright light in a far-off galaxy, astronomers announced on Monday.<p>The light was so bright that astronomers first thought that it was the explosion of the brightest supernova in recorded …

Black Holes

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …

Procrastination

Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids

Stephen King’s dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn’t have that unusual of a …

Did ‘dark stars’ help form the Universe?

Our vast Universe may have been formed with help of dark matter particles we haven’t been able to observe. The hunt is on to prove they, and the “dark stars” they created, exist.<p>Think of everything we know that exists in the Universe – the huge cosmic furnaces like our Sun. The gas giants that …

Dark Matter

Logojoy – Can AI build a better logo than you?

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in print.<p>Access our full archive<p>This …

Could An Asteroid Destroy The Earth? ‘Not A Lot We Can Do About It,’ Warns NASA Scientist

It has long been the stuff of Hollywood disaster movies, but a NASA scientist has now warned that humans are wholly unprepared for a surprise …

How to Make a Perfect Snowball, According to Physics

With science on your side, you'll win every snowball fight.<p>We’ve all been there. You run outside on a cold morning and scoop handfuls of fresh, soft, …

8 tried-and-tested ways to unlock your creativity

Ever had one of those days when, no matter how hard you try, every idea you think of is rubbish, and every visual you design is bland and uninspiring?<p>…

The Super Nintendo is Getting a New Fighting Game Next Year

The Super Nintendo is one of the very best consoles every released and arguably Nintendo’s greatest system. It has been a very long time since we’ve …

Retrogaming