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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 (7 months ago)
Which graphene-based technology are you most excited for?
когда Россия уже начнет получать на собственных изобретениях, а то наши ученые все разрабатывают, а пользуются нашими разработками и средства на их зарабатывают другие. А российские будто в дерьме жили этак и живут.
Roy Smit (2 months ago)
Trash bags that won't rip as you take them out of the container
Aishwarya Deshmukh (5 months ago)
Verge Science space applications
anuj (5 months ago)
wall paint circuits... :D
Josh Foulkes (7 months ago)
Old Wolf ill pass on having my phone the width of paper
Rrr Zz (6 hours ago)
OMGosh - Listen to this at 1.25 normal speed, Now it's worth listening to. !
Fit Calc (12 hours ago)
Who invented graphen first ? Which country?
Farley H (13 hours ago)
So, theoretically speaking, this is the real world Vibranium??
Chop Chop (22 hours ago)
My love for my wife is stronger than graphene. I love you babe!
Agent 33 (23 hours ago)
Makes me wonder if Nokia 3310 has graphene properties.
Ruben (23 hours ago)
We have VIBRANIUM!!!
AvieaGaming (1 day ago)
Whos watching in 2019 with their granphene shirt?
Tomasi Vuetaki (1 day ago)
Thanks for the video very much informative. Good job verge all the way from Fiji 🇫🇯🇫🇯
Marco Tjiu (1 day ago)
Is this the real world vibranuim?
techana (1 day ago)
I'm almost sure that Dr. John Lettow is actually Agent Smith! Just listen to him and look at the way he talks.
ghosthuntweekends (1 day ago)
Graphine? No.....Trivago.
Mohammad M (1 day ago)
I want Graphene nanofiber power armor while I call my mom on my Graphene nanomachines while a Graphene battery powers my house for 200 years.
Colin Bruner (1 day ago)
Please investigate the "Starlite" hype. Because a similar material can be made and tested in any kitchen, it has gained a following. The secretive and conspiratorial story surrounding Starlite and the inventor who took the formula to his grave make it very interesting. BBC News stories and YouTube activities create a need for a substantive update. You should take it on. 🙂
astrophonix (1 day ago)
Science has become just another bullshit game, they now routinely make outlandish promises which never materialise. We never see the benefits of any of this technology, they just pretend it will benefit many to get funding, but now science is just like politics, they just keep making empty promises but never deliver anything of any value. If you don't believe it, just keep listening to the tales of wonderful new discoveries and inventions when they are announced and then keep watching as they are discretely played down and eventually never mentioned again.
Jonathon Werner (1 day ago)
Sounds like something fun to inhale, like loose broken carbon fibers
Jesse C (1 day ago)
And thus the this will be used to micro chip everyone in the world!!!
brutally_honest (2 days ago)
What company does the guy in the video work for? Can we buy stocks in this?
Vetle Færevik (2 days ago)
Check out anti matter if you haven’t already!
Rudolf de Lang (2 days ago)
May The Graphene Be With You!
Primo (2 days ago)
Sounds like graphene is a drug
YesCheese * (3 days ago)
Wait so graphene is as bad for the nature as plastic is? If not then I think it should be used
Paul Martin (3 days ago)
Ocean Desalination & Water Filters!
Paul Martin (3 days ago)
Ocean Desalination & Water Filters!
Octavius Von Moondust (3 days ago)
What about graphene fiber car parts like hoods to frame work?
Sebastian Aramburu (4 days ago)
Light and tough surfboards with super tech
toordog (4 days ago)
Lol, why do we listen to these millennials now? They are totally facilitated by a barral of graphene while we're actually building batteries and components with it lol welcome to the 90s!
Mew Wew (4 days ago)
Can't wait to be enslaved by this.
Rinifi (4 days ago)
Embedded in underpants to absorb foul smells.
H4duken (4 days ago)
Edit:Thanks for the likes
JJ Ward (4 days ago)
Real news!
NightFrost GT (4 days ago)
Who is watching in year 3015 To tell my mums cookies are stronger
15thsquadron01 (5 days ago)
Graphene Cars and Houses.
Roger M. (5 days ago)
Sub to pewds
Charles Long (5 days ago)
I bought stock in a graphene company. They went belly up, and I found it very difficult to purge that issue from my portfolio.
umm its 2019?? WERE IS MY SHIRTS?? 5:25
Ivan Cruz (5 days ago)
monatomic gold
CarolusBuchwurm (5 days ago)
I just recently saw a TED talk about a company in India attempting to filter carbon pollution from the air in order to produce inks. Maybe one could do likewise with graphene.
Jack King (5 days ago)
The future is... coal.
Mandar Navghare (5 days ago)
can we supply electricity in our house to different gadgets by graphene into paints and supply it with rubber maybe the insulator or something else !?
Alex G (6 days ago)
This video made me understand that one line from The Graduate, oh and graphene is cool too
CoriSparks (6 days ago)
Oh. Wonderful. Soon we'll have electronic circuits in our clothes that we'd never be able to detect. If you thought the NSA was spying on us with our phones, just wait until this technology becomes mainstream DX
Felix Beermann (6 days ago)
I already have a stabilisation system in my bow that is made of graphene. It's really nice because it absorbs a lot of the shock after a shot
Felix Beermann (6 days ago)
The only problem is that the bow costs about 700€...
BobaFettyWop (6 days ago)
K it's 2019 I want my space elavator
reginol invincent (6 days ago)
Graphene Steele foam armor electiomagnetic field generation.
Jake Hauhnar (6 days ago)
Yayy...it's 2019
Tullochgorum (6 days ago)
The UK company Inov8 has released a trail shoe with a graphene-based outsole compound developed in partnership with Manchester University where graphene was discovered. They claim that it comines grip and durability (normally mutually exclusive properties) at a new level. Reviews from the first batch tend to confirm this. Hardly life-changing, but real products are beginning to filter through.
ajith kumar d nair (6 days ago)
waiting to see new products made of graphene
Ben Mcdowall (6 days ago)
Well it's 2019 now
Statixz (6 days ago)
What about a condom made of graphene.
Statixz (1 day ago)
+Hit it From the back oml xD
Statixz if condoms were as strong as graphemes you wouldn’t have been made 👍🏾
Michael Stevens (2 days ago)
Watch out for the sparks could be painful
Devi Leka (3 days ago)
Give me ur name son couse if this takes off il be sure to give u a % of my company
Bowser Jr (5 days ago)
Statixz lol
Stacy Clarkson (7 days ago)
I'm still waiting for flying cars!! :)
CloAkZ_Sway (7 days ago)
If it is that strong You could use this to become Spider-Man
Robin Sinha (7 days ago)
So _that's_ what the Nokia 3310 is made of
Graham Hazelton (7 days ago)
Where can o buy Graphene powder?
Why didn't talk about Brasil?
Harry Key (7 days ago)
Who else is revising gcse science
fabts (7 days ago)
They have to give it to militarized first then we take left overs so give it another 12 years be patient and wait people have a good day SkunkWteam...
Mr. Ben (7 days ago)
sounds like a really good material for condoms XD i had to do it
FRMONSIVAIS (7 days ago)
Carbon nano tubes.
Ngoc Nguyen (8 days ago)
My tennis racket is made out of graphene
G1K777 (8 days ago)
HBM3 ft Graphene
GOLD- GAMING (8 days ago)
WAKANDA WANTS TO KNOW YOUR LOCATION
Kevin (8 days ago)
This is just more in the realm of "quantum BS"
Gabriel Mejia (8 days ago)
It’s 2019 where’s the graphine?
james dolph (8 days ago)
until I can buy at sheets at Lows this is just so much BS
Joe Franm (8 days ago)
More cancer problems. For your misiformed big brain. Simpletons
Rishab jain (8 days ago)
This is one of the most well crafted video on the *internet*
Jax Woj (8 days ago)
Would It make sense that this product could be more expensive since it has a good affect and is very hard to produce?
Kieran H (8 days ago)
Because they can't really profit from it
The Random Guy (8 days ago)
Phones should use graphene
Lark Danga (8 days ago)
Why not use it on android, the damn phone today is so damn fragile not like old times
Blue Guitar (8 days ago)
Interesting nod to German general Paul Von Lettow Vorbeck
Pixel Player (9 days ago)
2019 squad were at
Steph Ss (9 days ago)
Can the clothing be used as a protection against identity theft? Seems like we're in an age now where technology is stripping away our autonomy.
Armando Caballero (9 days ago)
#2/8/2019 is any one watching this in 2019 at the age of 12 like me
phil mortlock (9 days ago)
It must not be as good as they say it is or all the big globalist companies would have bought it and suppressed it by now
Tomy Sonardi (9 days ago)
Now where is the "graphene"
Jeffrey Lam (10 days ago)
Who’s watching this in 2019. But I have not heard of graphemes still
SpookyCat2 (7 days ago)
its literally the second month of the year
Social Takeout (10 days ago)
Its money. The industry will use current materials that will make them money. It will take a lot to convince folks to change for monetary reasons .
SentBy Adds (10 days ago)
Would you need to charge your graphene shirt
aokspage (10 days ago)
Chuck Norris wears graphene pants
dieselphiend (10 days ago)
How about Dyneema?
Christones Michel (10 days ago)
So that's what flex tape is made out of
Mateo Pinker (10 days ago)
Graphene bikes
mohamed billale (10 days ago)
So dump
wayupn (10 days ago)
let's not talk about it potentially having the same properties as asbestos, super cancerous due to the long thin strains.
clavo (10 days ago)
Colleges and universities would do well to found Graphene inventor clubs that are open to the public . Many people who are not well versed in math have an analog way of thinking that can; with a little background info, help be a catalyst for the creative uses of graphene.
caleb (11 days ago)
Modern technology will be the end of the modern world.
SavageShark Gaming (11 days ago)
Hmmm I wonder if the production of this increases we won’t be able to really control it and since it is so durable it won’t go away like plastic
Hemp stalks in graphene bath
Kidyom. U (11 days ago)
Year 3000 Pros: Bullet proof armor, space elevator, etc Cons: Tape shortage
Bro ShurikeN (11 days ago)
Just by seeing the thumbnail did any 1 have a venom kind of feeling? No one ... just me... Ok
Twanted Vivianne (11 days ago)
It's 2019 I need graphene😂
987654321 Nini (11 days ago)
Who would win Graphene or Your grandma’s nokia
Swe Gamers (6 days ago)
+Jakob Malm And Nokias is made out of flex tape
Abdul Hanan (6 days ago)
Nokia
Rishab jain (8 days ago)
+Jakob Malm underrated 😂
Jakob Malm (8 days ago)
查查某 no, there is Nokia in graphene
查查某 (9 days ago)
there is graphene in nokia
Sujit Kumar Ray (11 days ago)
Exclusive presentations
Lord Malik MGTOW (11 days ago)
Capitalism
MMDbuddy (11 days ago)
The quote at the end us how a lot of eco friendly products should advertise and sell there products. But I'm honestly curious where this world will go in tech and its facintateing
Nick Schmidt (12 days ago)
It’s 2019 were is ti
bibonie k (12 days ago)
hey its 2019
crystalgamingpro (12 days ago)
Just imagine graphene-rubber tyres

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