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    Hydrated graphene, then?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2017
     
    Full of lovely defects which give it a bandgap. But it's still a weird name.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2017
     
    Not even hydrated graphene--rather a mashup of various things:

    The structure and properties of graphite oxide depend on particular synthesis method and degree of oxidation. It typically preserves the layer structure of the parent graphite, but the layers are buckled and the interlayer spacing is about two times larger (~0.7 nm) than that of graphite. Strictly speaking "oxide" is an incorrect but historically established name. Besides oxygen epoxide groups (bridging oxygen atoms), other functional groups experimentally found are: carbonyl (C=O), hydroxyl (-OH), phenol, for graphite oxides prepared using sulphuric acid (e.g. Hummers method) also some impurity of sulphur is often found, for example in a form of organosulfate groups .There is evidence of "buckling" (deviation from planarity), folding and cracking of graphene oxide sheets upon deposition of the layers on a choice of substrate. The detailed structure is still not understood due to the strong disorder and irregular packing of the layers.


    Hard to see where something so impure could be used as a production semiconductor material.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2017
     
    Posted By: AsterixThe detailed structure is still not understood due to the strong disorder and irregular packing of the layers.


    Right. And that pretty well clinches it.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2017
     
    A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world by generating fertilizer from bacteria.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/04/a-bionic-leaf-could-help-feed-world-by.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2017
     
    Building block of thermal computer operates at 600 K.

    https://phys.org/news/2017-04-block-thermal.html
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2017
     
    You don`t turn on your computer, you fire it up! :)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2017 edited
     
    More work for stokers, provided they have a digital endorsement.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2017
     
    Great for exploring the land surface of Venus well nearly so.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2017
     
    Is this the key to Trump's promotion of coal?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2017
     
    Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170419131756.htm
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2017
     
    Ultrasonic Dryer, really poor choice of background music for the video.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2017
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2017
     
    Posted By: aber0derThis hidden camera detector.


    MY should find this interesting, as in Sniffex-interesting.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2017
     
    Damn. Moletrap misses another scam opportunity.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2017
     
    Wave goodbye to punctures! Airless bike tyre uses recycled plastic spokes for a smooth ride.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4432656/Airless-bike-tyre-uses-recycled-plastic-spokes.html
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2017
     
    Posted By: Trimhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4432656/Airless-bike-tyre-uses-recycled-plastic-spokes.html


    And so, when the spokes begin breaking because of exposure to temperature extremes and UV radiation and normal wear, exactly how does one pack a spare in order to get home?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2017
     
    Be spoke prepared.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2017
     
    How? It doesn't look to me as if it's possible to replace a single spoke on this contrivance.

    I've always been spoke-prepared; I have a small bundle of them taped to my air pump--and a spoke wrench in my traveling kit. I also build my own wheels--or at least I used to.