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Graphene Gets ISO Standardization

Hurdles

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

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

Bungee

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.”

“With how many things are we on the brink of becoming acquainted,…

On the brink

“… if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Dean Kamen Opens Organ-Building Institute – IEEE Spectrum

Money Quote: “It’s designed to bring together companies, academics, and nonprofits to build and scale-up all the technologies needed to create human organ factories.”

“…Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” – T. S. Eliot

Old Data

The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Money Quote: “It is both unknowable and all-knowing. It answers all questions, if only we know how to interpret those answers.”

 

Photo: WITCH

Year: 1951

Short for the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell, the WITCH was also known as The Harwell Dekatron Computer. It was slow (a multiplication took 5-10 seconds), but this was justified by its ability to run long periods of time unattended. It could therefore be left on its own with a large amount of input data. At one point it was left running over the Christmas and New Year holiday and was still working when the staff came back 10 days later. – Courtesy of Pingdom via Wired

 

“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.