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Graphene isnt found, or made, its grown.
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O noez I just ate a bag of oreos.
Now the contents of my stomach are worth $15 billion dollarz!
*opens Craigslist*
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Diamonds are expensive because the mine owners hoard the diamonds to keep the demand high, if all the diamonds were released into the market they would drop to pennies per karat. For those that don't want to read the article they are saying that they can extract graphene from any carbon source basically.
Oh great, now we have the will AND the meanss to make the matrix real.
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If diamond could be found easily in large quantities, its value would drop dramatically. But still a fun article
There are warehouses full of diamonds. Diamonds are not rare, relatively. They highly regulate and control the supply to keep the price up. Just like many things on Earth.
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Graphene isnt found, or made, its grown.
Well...technically nothing is found. Not even iron can be taken from the earth and used without smelting and processing. Graphene is found anywhere there is carbon...we just have to process the carbon into graphene sheets.
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O noez I just ate a bag of oreos.
Now the contents of my stomach are worth $15 billion dollarz!
*opens Craigslist*
Sigged, although it's not a problem that you ate a bag of oreos, you'll will give back all that carbon afterwards. It's just a matter of selling your bodily wastes for 15 billion dollars ... good luck finding a buyer (or process the graphene yourself, you decide).

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In their demo, they made graphene from a range of materials--grass, chocolate, a cockroach leg, even dog excrement (special thanks to Sid Vicious the mini dachshund) to show that high-quality graphene is basically waiting to be extracted from all kinds of everyday materials.
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I don't know about that...ever seen pics from a diamond mine? The piles that come out never look like anything special. Diamonds are easy to get, but the time spent to cut them so they look nice and to pick out the pieces that are low in imperfections is what cost so much. Most of mined diamonds go into industrial uses.
Ever heard of the phrase blood diamonds? Most of them are actually hoarded and locked away to artificially inflate the prices. There's a reason why they're called a Monopoly.
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Figure out how to crack CO2 molecules back into Oxygen and Carbon. Win/Win?
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A box of shortbread could yield a sheet of graphene that would cover three football fields if the means of production were there.
Holly crap that is huge!

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Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post
If diamond could be found easily in large quantities, its value would drop dramatically. But still a fun article
Diamonds ARE cheap. Its just jewelry that isn't.

Edit: I suddenly want a CPU built from graphene that was collected from a dead person. Or better yet, a hard drive. It would give a whole new meaning to the term "slave drive".
Edited by Kirmie - 8/5/11 at 10:29am
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If diamond could be found easily in large quantities, its value would drop dramatically. But still a fun article
Diamonds are found in large quantities the only thing that makes them expensive is that DeBeers owns like 98% of the worlds diamonds and diamond mines so they set the price of them.
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