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Ceramic Aerogel Composite

Atomic layer deposition grows thin film layers of materials using sequential exposure of a substrate to gas molecules. Researchers at Purdue University are using a graphene aerogel substrate and depositing thin layers of aluminum oxide ceramic to create a new material that is light, elastic, strong, conductive, and offers thermal insulation. This has excellent potential […]

3D Printing Bones With Electronics and Stem Cells Implanted

This amazing video shows 2 bones being 3D printed with a tendon connecting them, and imbedded with graphene, and conductive ink. A transistor is inserted and connected with the conductive ink. Two different types of stem cells are printed into the bone material and the tendon material. Aether 3D Bioprinter – Bioprinting Bone with Graphene […]

3D Printing Graphene Aerogels

Aerogel, aka “frozen smoke” is a light, porous, nearly translucent, matrix of silica, made by removing the liquid part of a gel. Aerogels can also be made from metals and from carbon. Graphene versions of aerogel offer intriguing combinations of strength and electrical conductivity. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is working on a process that uses 3D […]

Recipe for Homemade Flexible Electronics

Combine pencil leads and dishwashing liquid, mix on high speed in a blender, pour the liquid into an ink cartridge and insert it into an ink-jet printer. Place a sheet of special fabric or plastic into the printer and print the circuit design onto it. Fold the printed sheet according to directions and connect it […]

From Samurai Swords to Smart Fabrics

Samurai swords were made in an elaborate, repetitive process that was ritualized to ensure the integrity of the methodology. A piece of iron was heated in a forge and folded and flattened many times to create layers of iron and carbon and iron oxide that were formed into swords with strength, flexibility and able to […]

Printing Graphene With Ink-jets

Printing graphene with ink-jet technology has been difficult because it tends to breakdown conductivity. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new method of producing graphene flakes that can be mixed into an ink form to be printed while still retaining conductivity and flexibility. This is a move toward being able to print inexensive flexible […]

From Graphene to Supercapacitor

This simple short film does a marvelous job of explaining graphene based supercapacitors. The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis – [youtube.com] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtM6XJlynkk

Wearing Our Electronics

We are beginning to wear our electronics on our bodies and in our clothing and eventually in our bodies. It all started with hearing aids and glasses. Early hearing aids were simple cones and other sound collecting devices. Modern hearing aids are digital electronics and can filter and augment the sound they relay inside the […]

Graphene Walls – Walls of Graphene

Putting 100 trillion Field Effect Transistors (FETs) on a one square centimeter chip may become possible using graphene walls. The term “graphene walls” in this context describes tiny strips or “nano-ribbons” of carbon atoms. Other researchers have developed ideas for creating cheap and flexible lighting and display substrates made of graphene components embedded in plastic. […]

Graphene Paper Stronger Than Steel

Researchers have been predicting for several years that a form of graphene known as “buckypaper”, which is hundreds of times stronger than steel and much lighter, could be used to make airplanes, electronic components, batteries and hundreds of other products. A team from the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia) has announced results that bring the […]