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Graphene Might Lead to Improved Bullet-Proof Vests and Hydrogen Fuel Cells

When the amazing material—graphene was discovered ten years ago, scientists and engineers have expected its practical application ever since. With thickness of a single atom thick, such carbon sheets are regarded as the thinnest material in the world and at the same time they are the strongest as well. Therefore it […]

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Graphene-Based Supercapaciors Help Boost the Development of Electric Cars

Batteries appear to limit the wide application of electric cars in some respects, because they are regarded as one of the most expensive part of the vehicle with limited range compared in regard to the vehicles powered by gasoline. While some remarkable achievements have been made recently, a group of […]

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A New Energy Storage Solution Using Cigarette Butts

Each year, there are 5.6 trillion cigarette butts (weighing 766,571 metric tons) being thrown into the environment all over the world today. However, according to the article published in the recent edition of Nanotechnology, scientists are now trying to turn such waste into a useful thing, kind of material which could be […]

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A Sturdy 3D Material Behaves Similar to Graphene

Recently researchers have found a new material with the same electronic properties like two-dimensional graphene, but it is in a stable 3D form. Being peeled from graphite, this extremely thin material graphene is surprisingly conductive. Therefore, scientists have succeeded in creating electricity by simply drawing drop of seawater across it. […]

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