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January 2013



Human brain model and graphene win science's X Factor

January 28, 2013 – Comments (0)

Awesome. Graphene especially continues to get more and more recognition. And the increased interest will bring more bright minds and more breakthroughs.  [more]



Graphene-based transistor seen as candidate for post-CMOS technology

January 22, 2013 – Comments (0)

There has been development in graphene based transistors for awhile now because they hold so much promise. Here are some new advancements along that front. Very exciting.  [more]



Ultra-Small Devices for Energy-Efficient Electronics

January 21, 2013 – Comments (0)

Extremely cool!  [more]



Engineer Making Rechargeable Batteries With Layered Nanomaterials

January 16, 2013 – Comments (6)

And without much surprise, the magic ingredient is graphene. However, besides this being a cool article about battery technology, is the description of how they are growing these graphene sheets in *ambient pressure* (instead of in a vacuum which most processes today use). Advancements like these are paving the way for graphene to be produced, utilized and commercialized much more efficiently.  [more]



More on the upcoming Materials Science revolution and "15 times stronger than steel: Scientists develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world"

January 10, 2013 – Comments (6)

One of the themes that have been in my posts for the last 2 years or so has been that we are on the cusp of a new Materials Science revolution. This is most illustrated by my posts on Graphene (which I continue to be amazed by, it is really turning so many materials concepts upside down, too many posts to list just scroll through my blog list and you will find dozens), but on many other topics as well: Efficient water splitting (see here and here), Supercapacitors (see here), Photonics (see here and here), Thermoelectrics (see here and here), aerographite (here), advanced thermal storage materials (here), novel piezo-electric usage (here), etc.  [more]



Explaining the Silliness of the Debt Ceiling and Platinum Coin to The Rest of the World

January 07, 2013 – Comments (3)

Very good post. There is still so much confusion about this.  [more]



The ‘Trillion Dollar Coin’ Is No More Absurd Or Outrageous Than The Republican Threat To Put The U.S. Into Default

January 04, 2013 – Comments (14)

Of course no one here will agree with this post, especially the part at the bottom. So please feel free to flame on.  [more]

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