“Hope lies in dreams…” 2.0

Paralyzed From the Neck Down - WSJ“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality” – Jonas Salk

Breakthrough graphene biomaterial regenerates heart and nerve tissue

Money Quote: “We are very excited by the potential of this material for cardiac applications, but the capacity of the material to deliver physiological electrical stimuli while limiting infection suggests it might have potential in a number of other indications, such as repairing damaged peripheral nerves or perhaps even spinal cord… The technology also has potential applications where external devices such as biosensors and devices might interface with the body.”

“Hope Lies in Dreams…” 1.0 Link – https://urup2what.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/hope-lies-in-dreams-stretching-the-boundaries-of-neural-implants

Original Photo via WSJ

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans;”


“…in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.” ― Kahlil Gibran

Cerahelix selected for Pipeline H2O an award-winning water technology commercialization program

Money Quote (from the website): Cerahelix manufactures the PicoHelix membrane using a patented DNA template technology. To us DNA has a size and shape, which we use as a tool to form sub nanometer pores in a ceramic.  The pores are 100,000 times smaller than a human hair and perform molecular separations to a higher purity than any other ceramic filter.

Graphene Gets ISO Standardization


Money Quote: “It is important to standardize the terminology for graphene, graphene-derived and related 2D materials at the international level, as the number of publications, patents and organizations is increasing rapidly. Thus, these materials need an associated vocabulary as they become commercialized and sold throughout the world.”

ISO – Nanotechnologies — Vocabulary — Part 13: Graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials

Don’t forget Nashville: The National Graphene Association’s Inaugural Graphene Innovation Summit and Expo Oct. 29-31, 2017 in Nashville

Headed to the Graphene Innovation Summit in Nashville Oct. 29th and I’m expecting a crowd.

Opry Crowd

If you’ve looked at my posts in the past, you’ll know of my particular interest in Graphene, as well as other advanced materials, and their intersection with industry, energy and infrastructure. If I can be helpful in any way (asking questions, sharing notes, etc…) I hope you will let me know.

To get an idea of where we are in the Graphene commercialization timeline, I have added a link to an interview (I hope she doesn’t mind) with Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Executive Director of the National Graphene Association (NGA) – Dr. Cinker Interview / AZoNano.

From my perspective, while standardization & commercialization challenges remain, the progress is undeniable. From semiconductors to batteries and super-capacitors; from wearables to concrete and steel; from filtration to aerospace to ink, things are happening quickly. For many of you, this is something worth knowing.

Graphene Innovation Summit






Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot


Unbreakable rubber bands that are 200 times stronger than steel are coming soon

Unbreakable rubber bands that are 200 times stronger than steel are coming soon

Money Quote: “The rubber bands could transform how food travels through supply chains, simplify the shipment of fragile electronics, and most satisfyingly, last forever.”

“Hope lies in dreams…”

“Hope lies in dreams…”

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality” – Jonas Salk

Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Money Quote: ” After the entire fabrication process, what’s left is the transparent fiber with electrically conductive, stretchy nanowire coatings. “It’s really just a piece of rubber, but conductive,” Anikeeva says. The fiber can stretch by at least 20 to 30 percent without affecting its properties, she says.