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How the Carbon Cycle Dictates Our Lives

The truth is: both. We've got a lot to be grateful for when it comes to carbon, but we also ought not pump too much more into the atmosphere. In this video, Crash Course describes the the complex Global Carbon Cycle and how it all works—from Carbon Fixation to Redox Reactions. [Crash Course] Read More >>

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We Could Build Entire Cities Out of Greenhouse Gas Some Day

A team from the University of Newcastle is perfecting a method of capturing carbon emissions and transforming them into carbonate rock bricks. They're just part of a wave of efforts by scientists who hope to tame carbon in order to shape a greener future. Read More >>

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A New Carbon Supermaterial Is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond

Move over graphene; get outta here diamond. There's a new carbon supermaterial in town, and it's stronger and stiffer than either of you. Read More >>

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Graphene's Achilles Heel

Graphene is touted as being the supermaterial to beat all supermaterials—but not so fast! Researcher have discovered a weakness that occurs in many sheets of graphene that renders it half as strong as we thought. Read More >>

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9 Incredible Uses for Graphene

Graphene is amazing. Or at least, it could be. Made from a layer of carbon one-atom thick, it's the strongest material in the world, it's completely flexible, and it's more conductive than copper. Discovered just under a decade ago, the supermaterial potentially has some unbelievable applications for us in the not so distant future. Read More >>

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Why NASA Finding Organics on Mars Is Nothing to Get Excited About

The internet is awash with news that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected carbon compounds on Mars. Some people may have you believe that the news suggests there's life on Mars — but don't get too excited just yet. Read More >>

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This Is How Graphene Will Grow the Flexible Semiconductors of the Future

As you should already know, graphene is the super thin, super strong, transparent, conductive, self-repairing material that's poised to revolutionise the future by not only super-charging batteries but also by giving us flexible semiconductors. This is how they get made. Read More >>

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: What the Future of Laptops Should Be

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does the impossible. It makes a business laptop—a business anything—cool. Cool because it looks good, sure, but also because it works the way it's supposed to. And somehow, that's become one of the bigger compliments in tech. Read More >>

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Lenovo X1 Carbon: Holy Crap

The Lenovo X1 Carbon arrived at our office a few days ago, and while the full review will be up early next week, we wanted to give you our first impressions of Lenovo's ruggedised ultrabook. So far: Really good. Read More >>

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Aerographite Is the Lightest Material Ever Made

It looks like a wisp of smoke or even the work of a very confused spider, but this is actually a close up of the lightest material that has ever been created. Read More >>

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Graphene Miracle #5,347: It Can Repair Itself Entirely Unassisted

There seems to be little that graphene can't do. While previous studies have shown that it can repair itself, with a little assistance from heat or pressure, new research suggests that it can actually fix holes in its structure entirely unaided. Read More >>

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon: The Ultralight, Semi-Rugged Carbon Fibre Ultrabook

Tablets may be the next big thing in mobile computing, but don't count out ultrabooks just yet. At least not until you've given Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon—a feather-weight, carbon fibre workhorse a closer look. It's tough, it's light, and you don't have to be an office drone to crave it. Read More >>

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Your Sweaty Ass Could Soon Be Charging Your Phone

If you generate a lot of excess body heat—and there's no shame in it—then it would make sense to put it to good use. Read More >>

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The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives

There are no hospitals in space. The closest A&E is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by? Read More >>

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This Is NASA's Cancer-Sniffing Cellphone Sensor

What if you could use your phone to test the air for toxins? What if you could monitor your health simply by blowing on it? Sounds amazing, right? Nanosensor technology developed by NASA Ames is going to make that a reality. Read More >>

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Will Burying Mass Quantities of Carbon Dioxide Relieve Our Global Warming Pains?

Whenever I have something laying around my room and I don't wanna deal with it, I just toss it under my bed. . That mentality has to work for carbon emissions, right? BoingBoing's Maggie Koreth-Baker has a great article about an imaginative, if not entirely permanent, idea for addressing climate change: bury CO2 underground. Read More >>

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