Magic from Manchester

by Lorne Mitchell on 14/03/2013

I would be surprised if you had not heard about it.  Yet we live in such a busy world, maybe you haven’t.

It was discovered in Manchester – and here is a short video describing some of its potential:

Graphne was discovered  by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester  – who subsequently went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010″for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”.  The magic material could well  create the next break-through in battery technology for mobile phones and electric cars –  at a fraction of the cost of current technologies.  That alone would be mind-blowing!

Yet it has so many other uses.  It is cheap to manufacture .  And as it is purely carbon – it is very environmentally friendly!

If you want to get into the science of graphene, then watch this video:

There are many more videos on YouTube and many more articles about graphene on the Internet.

Makes you think.

Makes you think about the other uses it could be put to in the future.

Makes you think about how you might get more involved in developing its potential.

Makes you think how it will change people’s lives in the next century.

Makes you think.

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