This graphene paper is constructed of graphite reformed by chemical processes into monolayer hexagonal carbon lattices stacked as thin as a sheet of paper, and it is remarkably strong.
Compared to steel, the prepared GP is six times lighter, five to six times lower density, two times harder with 10 times higher tensile strength and 13 times higher bending rigidity.
That’s no incremental improvement on the qualities of steel, but a huge leap forward in terms of overall material strength (plus, like paper, it is flexible). And because it is graphene, it is also imbued with some interesting electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. [source POPSCI]
In fact, if this new Graphene stuff proves to be as ubiquitous as POPSCI's numerous articles are suggesting (follow links at source link above) it's going to be hard to imagine a world without Graphene in the very near future.
Graphene came from ET's, Mike, now that's one illogical leap too far. Either the thin silvery material that many have said had 'magical properties' of tensile strength and foldability came from the crashed ET vehicle or we already HAD Graphene and we didn't want it getting into the hands of The Soviets or The Nazis during the endgame of World War Two.
I mean, look at the controversy behind the 'discovery' of FIBRE-OPTIC CABLE. Light travelling down a flexible glass rod? Can we even imagine a world without such a magical material essential now? Could we function as a technologically advanced race of global polluters eeking out our slave living for our Corporate Masters without such 'donated' or 'back engineered' advances? Is it possible that fibre-optics and 'graphene' are not earthly technologies and some sorta SLOW RELEASE deal is being worked through?
'Course not, but it's fun to discuss, eh?
FUN, remember that?