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Nokia's $1.35B Job: Pioneer World's Strongest Material

Get ready for 'graphene revolution'

(Newser) - Computing's next big thing could be on its way. Nokia has received a $1.35 billion grant from the EU to develop graphene , the strongest material the world has ever seen. At one atom thick, it's 300 times stronger than steel, Tom's Hardware notes. Nokia says it... More »

Scientists Win Nobel for Atom-Thin Material

'Groundbreaking' work thought to have implications in electronics

(Newser) - Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for "groundbreaking experiments" with a new material expected to play a large role in electronics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Geim and Novoselov, who are both linked to universities in Britain, for experiments... More »

World's Smallest Transistor Sets Path to Better Chips

Newfound material could replace silicon

(Newser) - Scientists in England have created the world’s smallest transistor, the BBC reports. At 1 atom thick and 10 atoms wide, it could be the key to creating microchips beyond the power of silicon. The transistor is made of graphene, a single layer of graphite and an excellent conductor of... More »

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