From dresses to space travel, graphene could do just about anything

The material

Graphene has been called everything from a “wonder material,” to a “miracle substance,” to “the future of engineering and technology.” Made completely out of carbon, graphene is a two-dimensional sheet that’s one atom thick and invisible to the eye — yet it’s stronger than steel, and can conduct electricity with very little resistance.

Since graphene was discovered in 2004, hundreds of thousands of papers have been published on the topic, billions of dollars have been invested in it, and there was even a Nobel Prize in Physics given out for its discovery.

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