Breakthrough Material Could Turn Your T-Shirt Into A Touchscreen Panel
Researchers from U. of Exeter have created a revolutionary material adapted from graphene. ‘GraphExeter’ is only 1-atom thick and is claiming to be “the most transparent, lightweight +flexible material ever for conducting electricity.” The material can be sandwiched between non-electrical objects and turn them into devices, meaning a t-shirt can be embedded w/ a touchscreen MP3 player, or the sleeve of a jacket contains a digital watch. Possibilities are endless for wearable electronics.
5.31.2014 Graphene Contact Lenses Let You See in the Dark | " According to Zhaohui Zhong, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan, contact lenses one day in the near future will be able to register the entire infrared spectrum as well as visible and ultraviolet light."
New Ultra-Light Nanotube Aerogels Could Clean Up Oil Spills
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created low-density, super-strong aerogels made of carbon nanotubes that could be key to cleaning up oil spills. The new material is lighter than air but can absorb 900 times its own weight.