Graphene, the "miracle material" of the 21st Century

  peter99co 20:46 03 Oct 2011
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Graphene technology

Is so far the strongest material known to science, and better at conducting electricity than copper.

The quick they replace the railway cables the better before the copper thieves close down the networks.

  Aitchbee 21:00 03 Oct 2011

If they could incorporate it in to the soles of shoes, so they were more hard wearing then I would be happy to be a guinea-pig - as long as they were comfortable, and lasted more than 20 years.

  canarieslover 21:04 03 Oct 2011

AitchBEE

I take it you are not fashion concious then??

  Quickbeam 21:12 03 Oct 2011

Is it as good as Alec Guinness's white suit material?

If it is, they'll suppress the invention in order to not to infringe on the human rights of thieving scroats to recycle railway cabling...

  Aitchbee 21:14 03 Oct 2011

canarieslover - yes you are correct. but I wouldn't mind modelling those graphene shoes 'down the pub'. It might turn a few heads...Glasgow is a fashion city, don't you know.Size 12's are required, tho'.

  Aitchbee 21:27 03 Oct 2011

QB - Fagan was an invention of Charles Dickens - So was 'Our Man In Havana' by Graham Greene. - 'Graphene' is modern. Nobody wears a white suit nowadays.

  Quickbeam 21:39 03 Oct 2011

AitchBEE, you gone from not fashion concious to dedicated follower of fashion in 13 post minutes!

White may be loud, but never square, from Regent Street to Merchant Square...

  Aitchbee 21:51 03 Oct 2011

QB - I am a dedicated follower of fashion...THE KINKS

  Aitchbee 21:57 03 Oct 2011

QB - My boots used to be made out of leather, but now they are a 'substitute'

  Quickbeam 22:08 03 Oct 2011

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth and my secondhand suit is really made out of sack...

  morddwyd 07:21 04 Oct 2011

But some urge caution

"Some are certain that graphene will not do everything that has been thought up for the material.

What has been reported as "potential" seems to be - at the moment - just that, with few real-world examples of it working to replace other materials. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9491789.stm

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