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#1 Yogurtmaster

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 23:36

This has a lot of potential...

Source: http://io9.com/59870...hange-the-world

Last year, researchers at UCLA made a rather fantastic, if serendipitous, discovery. A team of scientists led by chemist Richard Kaner had just finished devising an efficient method for producing high-quality sheets of the Nobel-prize winning supermaterial known as graphene — with a consumer-grade DVD drive. That was groundbreaking in and of itself, but the real surprise came when Maher El-Kady, a researcher in Kaner's lab, wired a small square of their high quality carbon sheets up to a lightbulb. Then something incredible happened.......


#2 Hum

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 00:20

Sounds like someone is catching up to Tesla's research, of 100 years ago.

He was able to light a room without bulbs at all. ;)

#3 DocM

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:14

http://www.neowin.ne...h-a-dvd-burner/

#4 astropheed

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:11

Very cool, excited to see this in practice!

#5 TheExperiment

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:21

Memristors would be cool too. Remember when those happened? Oh wait, they didn't :laugh: (Yes, I know ReRAM is due in 2015, supposedly.)

It'll take another five years or longer before any part of it shows up in CE, I'm guessing.