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    Hi. I know it’s usually not a good idea to pull out a rare super-material and ask “Hey, what can we do with this?” However, I, uh, found an article on advancements in a rare, uh, super material that I think y’all might like anyway. It’s graphene, which is about an atom thick, harder than diamonds, flexible, and really, really conductive of electricity. It’s the “harder than diamonds” bit that has me thinking it might make for a decent outer shell, much like ferrocement. Here’s the article:

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/nation/story/71495.html

    Hope it helps.

    #6909
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    Eelco
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    Hi. I know it’s usually not a good idea to pull out a rare super-material and ask “Hey, what can we do with this?” However, I, uh, found an article on advancements in a rare, uh, super material that I think y’all might like anyway. It’s graphene, which is about an atom thick, harder than diamonds, flexible, and really, really conductive of electricity. It’s the “harder than diamonds” bit that has me thinking it might make for a decent outer shell, much like ferrocement. Here’s the article:

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/nation/story/71495.html

    Hope it helps.

    What makes this super-material different?

    Its not a super-material if it isnt affordable, or otherwise practical.

    Steel is strong enough for all our purposes. Welding it into something affordable, thats the problem.

    #6911
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    tomohern
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    The problem is that even a diamond that is only one atom thick, isn’t very strong when compared to large forces such as an ocean waves.

    Also, with current technology, scientists have only been able to create sheets of this about 0.2 sq in so far. Not quite enough to cover a seastead. This is intended to be a nano technology.

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