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“Graphene is a commonly talked-about nanomaterial, and it’s essentially one of those magical materials that will do everything except your taxes.  In addition to being an excellent semiconductor…”

No, its really bad at being a semiconductor. It is an excellent conductor though.

By Jabbah on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:19am

Yeah, I meant to write conductor.  Sorry about that, folks :/

By Ian on Feb 11, 2013 at 7:26am

Very interesting article, but there were a couple of broken links. I’m not trying to critique, I just really wanted to check those links out as I’m sure other’s do too.

“Well, you may be familiar with the study which concluded that buckyballs mixed with olive oil can nearly double the lifespan of mice.  l Even if you feel that the study is bunk (personally, I’m annoyed that they starved the experimental group, thereby potentially confounding the results), being able to replicate or falsify it would still be an interesting endeavor.”

The above section contains two broken links on the text “the study” and “double the lifespan of mice”. There’s also a typo in the second sentence “I Even if you…”

I did manage to find the “double the lifespan of mice” link, the URL was missing the “l” in oil.

By Chris on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:08pm

Interestingly enough, neither the second link nor the typo exist in the draft I sent; those must have been put in by the editor.  The first link is supposed to point to http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961212003237, for anyone interested in going there; it’s the actual study that concluded that C60-fullerene extends the lifespans of mice.

By Ian on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:18pm

Ah, okay. Thanks for listing the link here smile.

By Chris on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:27pm

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