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Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the "wonder material" graphene using a kitchen blender.

Graphene is thin, strong, flexible and electrically conductive, and has the potential to transform electronics as well as other technologies.

An Irish-UK team poured graphite powder (used in pencil leads) into a blender, then added water and dishwashing liquid, mixing at high speed.

Source

Seriously? Pencil leads, water and dish soap?

Oh well, cheap production was one of the hurdles for graphite, hopefully they manage to scale this up.
Edited by GingerJohn - 4/24/14 at 1:06pm
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You need to provide the link.
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You need to provide the link.

doh.gif edit fail on my part.

Done.
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makes me wonder what some of the things are that Blendtec has missed out on over the years...
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Doubt it could ever replace fiber, just for security reasons alone.
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So uh, when I scroll down across that image, I get an optical illusion.
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Doubt it could ever replace fiber, just for security reasons alone.

Yea, but can you use fiber in condoms?
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In addition to its potential uses in electronics, graphene might have applications in water treatment, oil spill clean-up and even in the production of thinner condoms.
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Yea, but can you use fiber in condoms?

Nice skimmed over that juicy bit, more conductive than copper as well!! Ideally power transmission really needs to move anywhere other than copper and the monopolies that own copper.
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Nice skimmed over that juicy bit, more conductive than copper as well!! Ideally power transmission really needs to move anywhere other than copper and the monopolies that own copper.

insert thrust joke

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So uh, when I scroll down across that image, I get an optical illusion.

That's pretty much the reason I added it.
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