Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Generates Electricity

A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful substances on Earth. Read More >>

Samsung Claims "Breakthrough" in Magical Material Graphene Production

Samsung's trying to bag itself a lead in the commercialisation of graphene, claiming that its Advanced Institute of Technology has done something clever with synthesising large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor. Seriously! Read More >>

Amazing Aerogel: Eight Looks at the Ghostly Supermaterial in Action

Aerogel must be one of the strangest supermaterials to ever exist. Ghostly and shimmering in appearance, it's insanely light, incredibly strong, and an amazing thermal insulator. And its tricks look absolutely impossible when you see them up close. Read More >>

Budget Day 2014: The Tech, Science (and Booze) Changes You Need to Hear

The budget briefcase has been opened, and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has spoken. Your taxes have been allocated. But who were the big winners (and losers) in the three industries that are dearest to Gizmodo's heart: tech, science, and of course, booze? Read More >>

Graphene Could Give You Predator-Vision Contact Lenses One Day

Imagine a future where your contact lenses gave you Predator vision. One day, it might happen, thanks to graphene. Read More >>

The World's Thinnest LED is Only 3 Atoms Thick

LEDs have come a long way: from the early 70s when a bulky LED watch cost thousands of pounds to LG's announcement last month that it had created an OLED TV as thin as a magazine, these glowing little bits of magic have become wonderfully cheap and impossibly small. Now, they're about to get much smaller. Read More >>

Graphene Could Save One of the World's Coolest Buildings

Architect Santiago Calatrava has had a tough year. He's being sued by many, many clients—including his hometown, where an opera house he built is now in shambles. Now, a company selling graphene paint wants to save it. Read More >>

This Graphene Nanoribbon Conducts Electricity Insanely Fast

You're looking a ribbon of graphene that's just one atom thick and fifteen atoms wide—and it could help shift data thousands of times faster than anything else currently can. Read More >>

Graphene's Newest Trick is Fighting Blood Clots

Here's an ingenious use for wonder-material graphene: a coating that eliminates blood clotting in medical devices by kickstarting the body's natural anti-clot mechanism, one that lasts much longer than traditional drugs used to fight the problem. Read More >>

New Form of Graphene Should Finally Make Graphene Electronics Possible

For years, scientists have struggled to build graphene-based electronics that could do the same thing as silicon superconductor chips. A new breakthrough from an international team of scientists might just change all that. These geniuses just invented a new form of graphene that's ten times more conductive. Read More >>

IBM's Graphene Circuit: A Genius Reminder of How Far Graphene Has to Go

IBM's mad scientists have created a graphene-based circuit that's 10,000 times more powerful than existing alternatives. This radio receiver is so sophisticated and futuristic, in fact, that it can... send a text message to your friends. Read More >>

Scientists Develop 3D Quantum Matter That Performs Like Graphene

As two-dimensional graphene has become one of the most lusted-after materials in science, many have wondered if there might be a 3D counterpart that we could actually build things with. A team of scientists at the Berkeley Lab just offered an affirmative answer. Well, almost. Read More >>

Move Over Graphene: The Wonder Conductor of the Future May be Stanene

When it comes to super materials, graphene seems to get all the attention. But a team of researchers has developed Stanene: a single layer of tin atoms that could just be the world’s first material to conduct electricity with 100 per cent efficiency at the temperatures that computers work at. Read More >>

What Is This? A Radio for Ants?

A group of mechanical engineers at Columbia University have produced the world's tiniest FM radio transmitter. At its heart is a micrometer-sized oscillator powered by one-atom-thick graphene. But more than serving as a lilliputian proof of concept for tiny broadcasting equipment, this could help revolutionise smartphones and other gadgets. Read More >>

Scientists are Creating a Graphene Condom

The broken condom is every couple's worst nightmare. Okay maybe not worst, but it is one of many legitimate concerns about the contraceptive that could save lives if people actually used them. So how do you convince people to use condoms more often? Make a better condom, of course. Read More >>

These New Graphene Supercapacitors Could Finally Power An Electric Car

A team of South Korean scientists has developed a new graphene supercapacitor that can store almost as much energy as a lithium-ion battery, but charge in only 16 seconds. This makes it an ideal material to store braking energy and could be exactly what the electric car industry needs. Read More >>


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