‘Game changing’ graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

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Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter’s Center for Graphene Science developed a new technique to incorporate graphene in concrete production with the help of nanoengineering technology — and the resulting material was not only over twice as strong as concretes we have today, but “drastically reduced the carbon footprint of conventional concrete production methods.”

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MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists thought for commercial use, graphene membranes would need to be produced in big amounts. So they designed a continuous manufacturing process to generate strips of graphene.

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Graphene filter made out of soybeans makes water from Sydney Harbor drinkable

Imagine if we could create clean water from any freshwater source – no matter how dirty – in just one step. Australian scientists have done just that with a filtration technique that utilizes graphene film. It’s so effective that even the filthiest water was clean enough to drink after passing through the filter. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene, an extraordinary material composed of ultra-thin, nearly 2D sheets of atoms, that could be exploited to generate endless, clean energy. While investigating the simple phenomenon of graphene’s ability to ripple and shake, physicist Paul Thibado and a group of graduate students uncovered a previously unknown behavior of graphene in which the wonder material buckles and twists in small, random fluctuations, potentially… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes your house super efficient

Graphene – the strongest material known to science – has been used to create everything from condoms to night-vision contact lenses. Thanks to the ingenuity of Spain-based The Graphene Company, paint containing the world’s “thinnest, strongest and most conductive” substance will soon be sold on shelves in the UK. Because Graphenstone is composed of a lime-base with a hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms one atom thick, it is incredibly thin, beneficial for the environment and capable of improving… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building