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    Graphene: Worth the Hype?

    by | Industrial
    Mentioned Companies: IBM, XRX

    Analysts have dubbed graphene a “wonder material” for its intriguing properties: stronger than steel, harder than diamond, thinner than paper, more conductive than copper, transparent, and flexible. Last year, 10,000 research papers were published about the material and there are thousands of patents, with Samsung owning the majority. IBM and Xerox have smaller patent portfolios as well. […]

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    Adidas Smart Shirts

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: ADS

    Could clothing cut healthcare costs and save lives? Today, most “smart” wearable textiles, or e-textiles, exist only in laboratories, not on production floors. Manufacturing e-textiles has been difficult because the fabric must be washable and safe for skin contact. Adidas’ (ADS) Textronics group has met these challenges, creating fabrics for the first commercially available products, with promising applications for sports and healthcare.

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    Google X Tried To Build a Space Elevator with Carbon Nanotubes

    by | Industrial
    Mentioned Companies: BAYN, GOOG, IBM

    Google X (GOOG) recently confirmed they were working on creating a space elevator, a cable attached to a satellite that sits tens of thousands of miles above Earth. The elevator would be built out of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and require less energy than a spacecraft, reducing the cost of space travel. Unfortunately, the project was put on “deep freeze.” Google realized that current fabrication techniques limit CNT length to less than a meter.