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Chemists find a way to transform trash into wonder material graphene

Graphene has some amazing properties. Now, a new chemical process could make it significantly easier to make.

Huawei rumored to be developing graphene battery tech for the P40 Pro

Wild rumor says Huawei may incorporate graphene technology into the P40 Pro battery, enabling a larger capacity and faster charging, without making the battery much larger.

Graphene’s latest neat trick? Stopping mosquitoes from biting you

Scientists have discovered that graphene’s latest superpower might be an amazing ability to repel mosquitoes by disrupting the bloodsucking insects' ability to sense skin and sweat.

Bacteria could help mass-produce wonder material graphene at scale

Researchers from the U.S. and the Netherlands have figured out how to produce wonder material graphene by mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria. Here's why their work could be a game-changer.

Lighter and tougher, graphene may be the future of wheelchairs

Looking for the next innovative use of graphene? A Swiss wheelchair company is introducing a graphene-skinned wheelchair that's 30 percent lighter than classic models, but 20 percent tougher.The post Lighter and tougher, graphene may be the future of wheelchairs appeared first on Digital Trends.

There’s a new way to 3D print graphene, the strongest material on Earth

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have come up with a new way to 3D print graphene, allowing for more intricate, detailed objects to be created.The post There’s a new way to 3D print graphene, the strongest material on Earth appeared first on Digital Trends.

Engineers in the U.K. unveil the world’s first graphene-skinned airplane

Engineers at the U.K.'s University of Central Lancashire have unveiled Juno, the world’s first graphene-skinned airplane, at an international air show. Here's why it is so exciting.The post Engineers in the U.K. unveil the world’s first graphene-skinned airplane appeared first on Digital Trends.

Materials scientists have found a way to make graphene twice as tough

Graphene may be stronger than steel, but its extreme thinness also means it can tear. Researchers have found a way to make it more than twice as tough, using carbon nanotubes for reinforcement.The post Materials scientists have found a way to make graphene twice as tough appeared first on Digital Trends.

Graphene-reinforced concrete offers a stronger, more durable option

In a recent study, researchers describe how the composite material, fortified by graphene, is at least two times as strong and four times more water-resistant than conventional concrete and could make future construction more sustainable.The post Graphene-reinforced concrete offers a stronger, more durable option appeared first on Digital Trends.

From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow

There are hundreds upon thousands of projects designed to reduce carbon emissions, clean our air, and save our planet. These 13, which utilize everything from solar panels to biodegradable bullets, are just the beginning.The post From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow appeared first on Digital Trends.

A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow

Since its discovery, graphene has set the research world on fire. What exactly is it, and what could it mean for the future of tech? Here's everything you need to know about what could be the next supermaterial to take center stage.The post A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow appeared first on Digital Trends.

Move over graphene! Gallenene is the latest 2D material on the block

Graphene may be the most famous 2D material, but it's far from the last. Researchers have developed a 2D version of gallium, which could well have applications in nanoscale electronics.The post Move over graphene! Gallenene is the latest 2D material on the block appeared first on Digital Trends.

The barbers of the future may offer a trim, shampoo, and graphene infusion

Scientists from Northwestern University have found yet another possible application for the atom-thick “wonder material” graphene — as a non-toxic and anti-static hair dye, capable of altering color without chemically affecting hair.The post The barbers of the future may offer a trim, shampoo, and graphene infusion appeared first on Digital Trends.

Graphene on toast? Edible electronics could help shield you from food poisoning

Researchers at Rice University have been lasering graphene foam onto food. And the results could one day help your food warn you about potential food poisoning or track its path to your table.The post Graphene on toast? Edible electronics could help shield you from food poisoning appeared first on Digital Trends.

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that

The Nanocase uses graphene to make your iPhone’s battery last longer

Graphene is often promoted as a material that performs a massive array of tasks, but did you know it could make your phone battery last longer? That's the promise of the Nanocase, the first smartphone case to use graphene in its construction.The post The Nanocase uses graphene to make your iPhone’s battery last longer appeared first on Digital Trends.

9 amazing uses for graphene, from filtering seawater to smart paint

Graphene is one of the strongest materials in the known universe, with astonishing flexibility, as well as a host of surprising skills and applications. Here are some of the most amazing.The post 9 amazing uses for graphene, from filtering seawater to smart paint appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Samsung Galaxy adds another star with S20 Fan Edition

Samsung on Wednesday added another member to its Galaxy S20 family with the introduction of the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE).With pricing that starts at $699, the S20 FE retains many of the popular and most-wanted features from the standard model.The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition packs a large (6.5-inch) AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, triple cameras, and a generous 4500mAh battery with wireless charging capabilities.The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 6GB RAM and houses 128GB internal storage. A microSD expansion card slot allows for up to 1TB external media.The triple rear camera setup is comprised of a 12-megapixel main, 12-megapixel wide, and 8-megapixel telephoto lens. The front packs a 32-megapixel selfie camera.Samsung Phone Buyer’s Guide (Fall 2020)Rounding out the specs, the Galaxy S20 FE includes an in-display optical fingerprint reader, sub-6GHz 5G support, IP68 rating against dust and water, and NFC.The phone will be offered in six colors: Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, and Cloud White. Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 1 of 12 AvailabilityPre-orders start immediately for the $699 Galaxy S20 Fan Edition with general availability on October 2. It can be purchased through a variety of wireless service providers as well as unlocked through Samsung.Verizon will offer a version of the phone which also supports its mmWave 5G network. That model will be named the Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW.

Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G specs spill out ahead of next week’s debut

As if we ought to be surprised, the main details have surfaced for the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G ahead of their launch on September 30.Included in the information are the anticipated processors, screen sizes, and camera configurations. We’ll have to wait a few days to find out how accurate the specifications are, but they come from reputable outlets.According to WinFuture we can look forward to the following hardware in the Google Pixel 5.Google Pixel 56-inch 2340 x 1080 display with Gorilla Glass 6, 90Hz refresh rateQualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor8GB RAM128GB storageRear 12.2-megapixel camera with 4K 60FPS and 1080p 240FPS video recordingRear 16-megapixel wide-angle camera with 107-degree field of viewFront-facing 8-megapixel camera with 83-degree field of viewIP68 water and dust resistant4,080mAh battery with wireless and reverse chargingMade from recycled aluminumSupport for sub-6GHz 5GAs for the 5G-ready version of the recently introduced Google Pixel 4a, WinFuture tells us to look for the following:Google Pixel 4a 5G6.2-inch 2340 x 1080 display with Gorilla Glass 3Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor6GB RAM128GB storageRear 12.2-megapixel camera with 4K 60FPS and 1080p 240FPS video recordingRear 16-megapixel wide-angle camera with 107-degree field of viewFront-facing 8-megapixel camera with 83-degree field of view3.5mm headphone jack3,800mAh battery with fast chargingPolycarbonate materials$499 starting priceThere are still a handful of unknowns for each device but all will be made clear inside of the next week. Google has a virtual press event scheduled for September 30.

Google Home can now manage Google Nest Wi-Fi – Here’s how to do it

Google has made a super simple mesh router system with the previously Google-branded, and now Nest-branded WiFi devices. Management of this has been done since launch over a mobile app aptly called Google WiFi. Recently, Google made the call to sunset this app and fully support the functionality through the Google Home app instead.Moving the Google Wi-Fi options into the Google Home is a natural progression for Google and the smart home movement. This gives Cast, Nest, and now Wi-Fi a single app to help you manage all your home’s connected devices.What are we doing?Adding Wi-Fi management to the Google Home app simplifies Google’s networking under the same landing spot of other Nest and Smart Home devices. We are going to walk you through transferring your Google Wi-Fi options into the Google Home app.Let’s head over to the Google Home app to get started. Once you know where to look, this new settings menu will be unlocked in just a few minutes. Afterward, you should see a new WiFi option on the main landing page for Google Home.Find and open the Google Home appLocate new banner at the top for Import Google Wi-Fi networkFollow prompt for choosing your home network to bring overAgree to allow Google Home access to manageFind the new WiFi section in the Google Home app 1 of 9 Home and Wi-Fi in one spotThere you have it! You should be able to uninstall the Google Wi-Fi app. Most of the overall functions of this app are now available via the Wi-Fi section of the Google Home app instead.We’d suggest keeping it around for a bit though just in case. Even with the new options in the Home app, you may have some deeper settings in your network configuration that might take longer to migrate over.

Huawei MateBook 14 2020 review: A pint-sized powerhouse for a great price

How good can a thin and light laptop be with a 40W eight-core processor? Find out in our Huawei MateBook