graphene

HOTY2017

This Graphene Researcher Is Making Computers You Can Wear

Felice Torrisi’s circuits printed on cloth are the future of fashion.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
sensors

This Tattoo Can Monitor Your Heart Rate and Brain Waves

A graphene sensor could eventually replace dozens of cumbersome medical devices.
Anni Irish
9.11.17
materials science

Surprise Discovery Shows 'Artificial Atoms' Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures

A new front opens in materials science.
Michael Byrne
8.1.17
Science

One of the World’s Strongest Materials Looks Like a Chunk of Coral

It's made of 3D printed graphene, the ultra-strong and lightweight carbon nanomaterial. And it could be great for building stuff in space.
Samantha Cole
1.8.17
motherboard show

Graphene-Infused Silly Putty Can Detect Movements as Subtle as Spider Footsteps

“A small amount of nano can really turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.”
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
studies

Graphene Brain Implants Hold Promise for Treating Parkinson’s, Paralysis

Scientists successfully use untreated graphene to interface directly with neurons.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.31.16
video

This Heat-Sensitive Graphene Paper Can Walk and Fold Itself Up Like Origami

Self-folding boxes. Robo-muscles. Party tricks. The possibilities are endless.
Clinton Nguyen
11.7.15
studies

The First Graphene Light Bulb Is Also the 'World's Thinnest' Light Bulb

It's not super-practical (yet), but graphene is now also a light source.
Michael Byrne
6.21.15
machines

Coating Wires in Graphene Offers a Way Beyond the 'Copper Bottleneck'

A simple coating allows for much smaller, much faster data transmission.
Michael Byrne
6.20.15
materials

Engineers Stumble on a Whole New Method of Laser-Based Spacecraft Propulsion

Are graphene light-sponges the new solar sails?
Michael Byrne
6.17.15
machines

Welcome to the Internet of Skin

Engineers devise a way of printing kilometers-long sheets of "smart skin."
Michael Byrne
5.17.15
Science

Spiders Spin Super Silk After Being Spritzed with Graphene

Researchers speculate that the spiders incorporated the solution into their silk as they spun their webs.
Emiko Jozuka
5.6.15
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