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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

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Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
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Verge Science (3 months ago)
Which graphene-based technology are you most excited for?
Aishwarya Deshmukh (1 month ago)
Verge Science space applications
anuj (1 month ago)
wall paint circuits... :D
Josh Foulkes (3 months ago)
Old Wolf ill pass on having my phone the width of paper
De LaLuchi (3 months ago)
So be true
Filler_Erodo (3 months ago)
Where can I find the music that was playing during the video?
dontlikemath -.- (1 hour ago)
Do you know what would be nice? If you could stack multiple layers of graphene to make a solid material.
Rafi Ashraf (2 hours ago)
Woah cool, like the things the kid made in Big Hero 6
Bandung BoyZ Store (2 hours ago)
I think it's because graphene is still expensive (I guess),. and maybe still hard to find/process into other 'things' (my opinion)
Toyota Corolla (3 hours ago)
Bright side copied your video
Buster Maxxwell (13 hours ago)
"No-BELL" (Prize) is the correct pronunciation.
TomEnduro (13 hours ago)
Is it biodegradable? Recyclable?
Bowfinger6383 (14 hours ago)
One application for the wearable fabrics would be graphene embedded clothing to make prisoner jumpsuits out of that have built-in tasers so prison riots would be a thing of the past. Another thing, Doctors can have a patient have a wearable shirt that would monitor heart rate, respiratory, blood pressure, and other vital signs to monitor them 24/7 from their own home
mattieohya (17 hours ago)
Please do one on single crystal metals
OHTHECHITCHAT (1 day ago)
How do you dispose of it? Is it another thing to kill our fish?
1CENT (1 day ago)
What if this is the flood from the halo universe. Just a random reference to the halo cyrptum book. I recommend reading the chapter about the flood.
Jordon Kestner (1 day ago)
We need to talk: StealthPerformanceCommunication.com We use graphene!
Michael Kim (1 day ago)
Its used in the hockey stick I use, Sherwood BPM 150.
Matt Jasa (1 day ago)
Thickness of a material is critically important in how it reacts in a molecular way. Everything changes Conductivity, Flexibility, Durability. Glass for example will flex like human hair when pulled thin enough. I can't tie a Glass Knot yet but I am working on a Glass Spring. It doesn't work as well as a metal spring but It could still function a small range like for a mechanical pencil.
Sheldon Bass (1 day ago)
Yes, I'd like to know about the mystery substance which occupies the cranial cavities of many politicians today. They seem to be lacking conductive pathways and/or neuro-transmitters & receptors in the prefrontal cortex. Sorry, couldn't resist. ☺
Alberto F (1 day ago)
3:09:48
Azri Rich 88 (1 day ago)
Some day!😂💗😄
Im ready for graphene fishing rods lol
Sandeep Patil (1 day ago)
World is governed by the syndicates, metal and polymer industry will just get wiped out if any thing like graphene come out in the market overnight. So just sit back and relax, one day graphene will be there.
Loke Man (1 day ago)
They already got your money. There’s GOOD money in showing a product, collecting money to make said product, then buying an island in the Bahamas. Just look at Kickstarter. They collect the money and bail, then 10 years later you change your name and repeat.
PSquiddy 482 (1 day ago)
Graphene will cure world hunger because we could mass produce and eat it.
will tony (1 day ago)
I didn't understand any of what he just said but all I want to know is, how strong is graphin.
Ahmed Elmasry (1 day ago)
you can build a skyscraper on a piece of tape with graphene on it. It's the strongest material ever invented.
Lawrence Taylor (1 day ago)
As an engineer, I always start with, "free lunches are extremely rare". So my questions are: 1. how much energy would go in to its creation? Hopefully not so much as to cancel out its mass and size benefits. 2. is there any harm to the environment in its creation? If there are a lot of chemical waste products, for example, that can cancel a lot of the benefits. 3. Is it toxic? While graphene sheets may be benign, are there powdery excesses which can enter your lungs/alveoli, or the food chain?
Daniel Downs (1 day ago)
Just laser it on one atom thick, problem solved.
A bit like teflon was going to take over the world - grow veg in your garden and let the scientists stew in their own information - because that is all we ever get INFORMATION - thanks for this top up of more useless information
Francis Maxino (2 days ago)
And this was forty years ago. Just one word...'Nitinol' ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKmYqUSDch8
Zira Prod (2 days ago)
Plastics ARE a wonder material. Look around you.
Anil Kumar (2 days ago)
It will never come. The world is fighting for oil..😳
angelo t (2 days ago)
Apple already disliked this video.
James Wilsin (2 days ago)
Vasaline has allready taken over
Tesserious (2 days ago)
When you're so far developed, why are they using a potato microphone?
Jozhua Cruz (2 days ago)
Ok, well, thanks to this we are 50 years closer to extinction thanks to the pollution this will make.
GOD OVER MONEY (2 days ago)
Never heard of it
MegaFalcon1968 (2 days ago)
👎
M. Colby (2 days ago)
How do they bond the carbon atoms together?
Ahmed Elmasry (1 day ago)
The tape keeps the atoms close together in the beginning then graphene does its magic.
Gothai (2 days ago)
This guy looks a lot like Nick Jonas
Inthewoods (2 days ago)
Kool vid...drop that annoying background noise. Ty
Dessert Man (2 days ago)
GRAPHENE: INCORPORATING THE WORLD’S STRONGEST KNOWN MATERIAL IN CHROME SOFT’S CORE Callaway Golf
xtrchessreal (3 days ago)
Is this a naturally occurring in nature product? How long does it take to biodegrade?
MAFO (3 days ago)
Can we get better electricity or even better connection with this?
Neil Howlett (3 days ago)
How long does it take to biodegrade? So I don’t like last seasons trousers with graphene added will they now sit on a tip for the next 300 years? Amazing material but the plastic analogy is really interesting, think pacific gyre but worse maybe...? 🤔
jon williams (3 days ago)
turn a 20 dollar t-shirt into 40 with bluetooth speakers and rgb embedded in the clothing, powered by super capacitors that charge as you walk.
Ahmed Elmasry (1 day ago)
clothes covered with graphene is about to revolutionize the way people wear their clothes. You won't have to buy a mobile or a computer in the future. Only a T shirt and pants covered with graphene will do the trick.
Erik Terock (3 days ago)
Anyone else notice the swastika at 4:38?
gary shirley (3 days ago)
will it work with a hydrogen cell coating the plates
Thunder Cloud (3 days ago)
At first glance, I thought the video's title said "Why grandma hasn’t taken over the world...yet". I can't breathe.
Alrukitaf (3 days ago)
Graphene ink? Graphene powder? I thought a sheet of graphene, being one atom thick, would be invisible. The guy at the end is a con man.
Alrukitaf (3 days ago)
Benzene is a carcinogen.
aidualc n.f.h (3 days ago)
After watching this video I actually saw glasses made out of graphene, and I was like Ooo I know what that is!!
mester Manchester (3 days ago)
We in Manchester gave you the modern computer. Split the atom invented rivits. And now graphine. Ungrateful bastards.
Is the best technology is chep to produce
Sumnder Makhijani (3 days ago)
Global news for future children ❤️
Kalu Kalu Kalu Ogba (4 days ago)
Nice sound track from 4:00
Benhard Sim (4 days ago)
Carbon is a conductor ?
gil aviya (4 days ago)
This video made me subscribe to this channel
gil aviya (4 days ago)
What about see urchins proof shoes
gil aviya (4 days ago)
What about anti shark suit?
AC1Gingie (4 days ago)
Get me a sleeve with a bendable OLED touch screen from samsung with graphene based circuitry that allows it to display to my phone screen and Ill never take it off.
Conor Stafbmx (4 days ago)
no we dont want to turn into robots idiot
not2tees (4 days ago)
Graphene shoe soles, for the large benefits of plugging your electromagnetism into Mother Earth's.
keviL (4 days ago)
0:34 space elevator... like the moon is turning around earth and the same rotation speed the earth is going. Never gonna happen.
Mick Mickymick (4 days ago)
3:12 "Hi this is Corey. H.. hi-lo." Me when I meet my friends
Ladhari Amine (4 days ago)
hi .. if you want some graphene contacte me
GameExplorer (4 days ago)
Funny how they call out their colleague for over-hyping the material, in a video that is meant to preserve the hype for the material and the same guy who calls out his colleague, says "it is like it floats in the vial" seriously? it "floats" in the vial? :D ...
yooyo3d (4 days ago)
Please close this channel. It's most stupid science channel ever. Beyond 2000, 30-40 years ago, has more science that this.
brabes76 (4 days ago)
Please check out aerogel I have not heard much about this material in years. It was like the graphene of the 90s
Ahmed Elmasry (1 day ago)
It only needs patience. Development is on the way. Experiments takes time. Sometimes there are ethical issues that hold scientists back from doing their work. But at least we are on the correct path. Promising technology is only the begining
Kyle Switzer (4 days ago)
What kind of degree would you need to work with this kind of technological advancement?
mockingbird187 (4 days ago)
Which companies are responsible for some of the most important breakthroughs in graphene R&D?
Virtueman1 (4 days ago)
Didnt answer the question!!
UcHuK RaVeRX (4 days ago)
can we make spaceship from this Graphene powder?
Ahmed Elmasry (1 day ago)
yes and people can build skyscrapers too. It only needs a tape and a piece of carbon, and there you go. This is genius. I can't wait to do my graphene work.
sebastian teodorescu (4 days ago)
Plastics destroyed the environment before we even realised it, pretty sure the same thing will happen with graphene in the future... we get all hyped up about new technologies and don’t even think of long terms😐
EL_DucheBagger (4 days ago)
Do pyrex glass and how its different from window glass or crystal
relikvija2 (4 days ago)
future asbestos
The MockingJay (4 days ago)
Space elevator ??? More likely close to nano technology rit ?
Popoy Yee (4 days ago)
How about the disposal of graphine
Junito Punto Comm (4 days ago)
I still want to know what Graphene is !? 🤔 lol
Alex Iturra-Rios (5 days ago)
What movie is that at 6:24?
David Morais (5 days ago)
Brazil's presidential candidate Bolsonaro has great plans for graphene
subrukuttan 2k627 (5 days ago)
can graphine be used in vehicle mechanics without losing the efficiecy of vehicles?Just meant that its lighter so can reduce the total mass and hence contribute to more speed and acceleration ......just thoughts
Smug Smugly (5 days ago)
Al Gore Invented Graphine, as well as the Internet
mr yukire Vermmillion (6 days ago)
Well graphene is an amazing material for tools armor for wars reinforce vehicle damn that thing will change the war
just watch Avengers infinity War.... Stark nano tech suit is basically that.
Abdul Q Khan (6 days ago)
Batteries
Nazgul Linux (6 days ago)
I knew agent Smith would try taking over graphene research and development. He didn't escape the matrix for nothing it seems.
Richard Benoit (6 days ago)
Cool
Denny Crane (6 days ago)
electronic tattoos, visibility cloaks, and various other cybernetic enhancement
xevious2501 (6 days ago)
graphene no matter how revolutionary, falls victim to the established quo. few will move in earnest towards graphene until someone with high enough status makes a move into the technology, green lighting the shift from established technology like carbon fiber which has the backing of a global financial base. If Apple debuted a product and highlighted their use of Graphene to enhance it greatly, competitors would immediately invest in adopting the technology as well, and in little time the whole industry segment will adopt it, not to mention the trickle down effect into other industries looking to take advantage of its benefits. But until something like that happens, no matter how good, few will invest in the R&D.
Jack Mumford (6 days ago)
Pixel event in ?2 sentences - Basically they release a useless Google home hub that only rich people would buy, but they made a pretty dope tab--laptop? Anyways they release the ugliest phone I have ever seen with a new color that is kinda dope... And the camera is sick.
Adrian Hofer (6 days ago)
Just give my phone a 80 hour battery life. It's possible, with graphene!
Nookie (6 days ago)
So basically, it's vibranium irl. Okay got it.
TheFlashGames (6 days ago)
2:38 I don’t wanna go
Ram rao (6 days ago)
WOW..GREAT...BUT IS IT ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEAN OR WILL IT BE LIKE PLASTICS?
歸虛 (6 days ago)
塑料 今日已變成重要的污染來源 分散的塑料小顆粒對整個環境危害極大 那石墨烯會不會也有同樣的問題??
Mohammed Usman (7 days ago)
can you do a video on zeolite? its synthesis, modification and applications
Evan Palmer (7 days ago)
But will it blend?
10 Acres (7 days ago)
So graphite dust....ummmm ok
Vela van laack (7 days ago)
well, what can we wear a T shirt with graphene screen?
EthioJOB (7 days ago)
You pulled the perfect straight face at 2:30. Had me going for a while.
Pamilerin Nwosa (7 days ago)
.¿ryanaaaa
flashkraft (7 days ago)
Graphene sounds fantastic. I just hope it doesn't have any unintended side effects like causing lung cancer if you breath it in.
डॉलरPERIOD (8 days ago)
Let's make a religion out of it

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