Tagged: Graphene

Behold the first F1-style road legal car made from graphene

graphene car BAC Mono

A Liverpool based company Briggs Automotive Company has developed what is billed as the world’s first car with a body made of graphene. The car named BAC Mono was recently unveiled in the National Graphene Institute in Manchester at Europe’s biggest science festivals, the Science in the City festival. The car has been made to show the future of graphene as new manufacturing material, largely because of its strength, which is 200 times stronger than steel. Read More…

Researchers develop graphene nanobots powered by light and heat

Graphene micro robots

Making headway into the development of nano robots that could be useful in many fields is this origami robot made from light-weight graphene material. A research by a team of Chinese engineers and material scientists at Donghua University in Shanghai have come-up with a unique method to propel graphene sheets almost like a robot controlled by a remote controller.
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Samsung working on Li-ion batteries with twice the battery life


Samsung smartphones don’t have the best of batteries that promise to last beyond a day. Thankfully a new study claims researchers at Samsung are working on lithium-ion batteries that could keep your Samsung phone charged for twice the time than currently possible. Surely, the novel battery isn’t making into the flagship Galaxy S7 since the technology is still work-in-progress, but if all goes as planned; the batteries could soon find their way into the forthcoming Samsung phones. Samsung is confident that new batteries can be a commercially viable alternative. Read More…

Scientists create wearable sensors from graphene and rubber bands

graphene-infused rubber wearable sensors

Jonathan Coleman, a professor of chemical physics at TCD along with his fellow scientists have developed a new technology that combines Graphene with rubber bands to create wearable sensors. Graphene is a very thin, nearly transparent sheet of carbon atoms that conducts heat and electricity with great efficiency. Rubber is not a good conductor of electricity, however the addition of Graphene makes them electrically conductive without degrading their mechanical properties. Therefore, this fusion of rubber bands and graphene is perfect for creating wearable sensors.
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Graphene is the magic material in world’s smallest FM radio transmitter

World's smallest FM radio

Researchers and engineers led by mechanical engineering Professor James Hone and electrical engineering professor Kenneth Shepard at Columbia University have harnessed the unique property of graphene to make the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter using nano-mechanical system capable of producing FM signals. The technology also paves way for the future development of wireless signal processing and coming up with ultrathin smartphones. Graphene, a compound of carbon is one of the strongest material known to man and is a very good conductor of electricity which makes it ideal for developing nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).
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