Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away? Subscribe: Like Verge Science on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Community guidelines: Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more:

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Verge Science 4 months ago
Which graphene-based technology are you most excited for?
Aishwarya Deshmukh 2 months ago
Verge Science space applications
anuj 2 months ago
wall paint circuits. :D
Josh Foulkes 4 months ago
Old Wolf ill pass on having my phone the width of paper
De LaLuchi 4 months ago
So be true
Filler_Erodo 4 months ago
Where can I find the music that was playing during the video?
victeldo 1 month ago
Graphene will be dangerous to us as well (If you didn't care about the environment). It ain't worth it, taking note of the consequences.
perscriiption 1 month ago
Loading up on Graphene-based stock asap
MysticBlast3r26 1 month ago
I guess i can be blackpanther now
Gus Cleitus 1 month ago
women can't wear it on their legs?
Steve Brown 1 month ago
I bet anything shoe & phone company's are paying millions to keep this on the shelf. It's bullshit how cheap everything around us is. I have been thru a dozen of both in the past 2 years. No joke. I would love to own the very first pair of shoes made of this stuff. Shoe Co. Who think there stuff is the best send me your product I give your product 3 to 4 months at most to show who cheap it is. No crazy abuse, put shoes on take out garbage(mostly junk shoes) stuff. If I get 6 months not 1 little problem I'll promote your product for free for life.
Anggiat Hutajulu 1 month ago
solar energy replaces the oil energy, and now carbon technology will replace much wire, metal and plastic material. this is real green technology. this is we hope to make a better world without trash.
The Doppleganger 1 month ago
Calling it right now: graphene condoms, 100% safe. That will jump start the industry.
Pequin1000 1 month ago
Even more annoying, where are the hover cars and indestructible cds? Tomorrow’s world was a con.
Peter Breis 1 month ago
Graphene will be the new asbestos if we saturate our environment with it like we have with everything else.
brainsapper 1 month ago
Graphene can do everything except leave the lab.
Antonio Arriaga 1 month ago
Graphene is like the Vidranium
EF JO 1 month ago
Carbon nano tubes
Baharudin Albar 1 month ago
so flex tape made with this graphene???? hmmmmmmmmmm
Zinx 1 month ago
Shouldnt a sheet of graphene be extremely sharp by its edges?
Who am I? 1 month ago
Imagine a Nokia Phone made out of graphene!
Romit Pal Chowdhury 1 month ago
Is graphene bio-degradable?
Prikly -Roblox and more! 1 month ago
Today:PENS, 15 years ago:pencils
Russ Hamilton 1 month ago
But there is a z coordinate.
The Archangel 1 month ago
There are theories that graphene is quite possibly the most dynamic and most useful material on the planet. Its applications are. well, immeasurable.
IIBalisticZach YEET 1 month ago
Elevator to the moon 😂😂😂😂😂😂 I don’t think so bud in your dreams 😝
derrick johnston 1 month ago
hydrogen cells
Latrell Mcknight 1 month ago
I though there were grapine jacket
Matthew Spear 1 month ago
it seemed like the graphene's were stuck, going nowhere, with noone to steer the ship of their inevitable world take over. Which is why I decided to step in, my company Lex Corp. is going to change the world, you'll see. All of you shall soon see, for whom the bell tolls!
Marcelo Cezar Ribas da Costa 1 month ago
hey, look this ( ) is a bicycle industrie that provides carbon wheels with graphene. Yeah its really amazing. here in brazil we have a private institute focused in graphene study. is the Mackgraphe () i hope had helped you. thanks
Shelly Dawn Early 1 month ago
This makes me ask the question of When scientists create, do they think about long range effects to the environment and our living beings?
Albert Bryan 1 month ago
Reengineered from the aliens lol.
Albert Bryan 1 month ago
Are we talking carbon fiber here? Already in place. Cars, planes, etc.
Albert Bryan 1 month ago
If it cuts down on so called disposable plastics I'm for it.
Matt Bershinsky 1 month ago
I am very exited to see what it can do for the ski industry, maybe putting a sheet into our skis, or implementing it into our sidewalls/bases
Croatia Today's 1 month ago
elevator to 🌒?!🤪🤪😁😁😎😎👍👍
Steve Vestel 1 month ago
Where can I get some?
maylien 1 month ago
Does it have health or environmental risks?
Peteto Chibs 1 month ago
I'm not too excited about graphene to be honest. I'm quite excited about aluminium. A material that will become very cheap due to the infinite recyclability. It's a cool material. It's also very environmentally friendly, something I don't think graphene will be. It'll probably be the next plastic, the next problem material we need to find new solutions for. A new headache.
Charlie K 1 month ago
Why is there a f@cking irritating music accompanying many videos?
Balaji SM 1 month ago
Solar cells
Wolfie 1 month ago
Why are there dislikes?
amg2u 1 month ago
You didn't answer this question, why.
Soniti1324 1 month ago
A question for inquiry: What happened to Optogenetics? After that TED talk back around 2010-11, it seemed like the pharmaceutical industry was on the precipice of the most fundamental paradigm shift since the discovery of antibiotics. Where is this technology presently, and what are its hurdles yet to be overcome on its way to market emergence?
a regular viewer 1 month ago
god imagine a graphene headphone cable finally i wouldn't have to go buy another one every week
phenomenalwoman6111 1 month ago
What kind of waste does graphine produce? Cuz we all know the harm plastic is doing.
Luckiflowe The Awesome 1 month ago
Could you have a look at CNTs? They appear to have the potential for wide application, such as in desalination filters and exhaust scrubber technology. Not quite yet for precision engineering though, as most that are produced in a batch aren't homogenous.
asma bikai 1 month ago
They are so amazing received $21,000 hack transfer from kryptohacker.wordpress,com
KamidakeRed 1 month ago
The world moves to slowly. Money, Politics and Corporate motivations hinder advancement.
omega styles 1 month ago
So. Its basically vibranium
Simon P 1 month ago
I would love to see it in mobile phones as circuitry or part of a battery. Also in tech watches or clothing.
Gummy_Bear 1 month ago
so. how to destroy it?
jared current 1 month ago
Head makes skis with this stuff
David Edwards 1 month ago
Is Graphene worth more than graphite
Alex Anthony 1 month ago
Head Graphene 360 tennis racquet.
Mussie Tesfay 1 month ago
There is a big difference between silicon, a semi-conductor and graphene/carbon, an excellent conductor. Graphene cannot replace silicon.
Marck Bombay 1 month ago
A graphene battery would definitely change the world. I'd be really glad because i want more range out of my electric Skateboard (Evolve Electric Skateboard).
Blair James 1 month ago
Apparently graphene would be useful for liner in molten salt reactors. High temperature salt is very corrosive - hopefully graphene is the solution to this huge engineering problem.
what 1 month ago
halloween costumes with lights. im thinkin a very accurate Tron costume.
Scott Loomis 1 month ago
We won't know about this compound till the 1% that rules the world can make more money on it than fossil fuels and all other natural resources are used up. NEVER EVER TRUST THE GOV. NEVER TRUST ANYTHING TOLD TO US
Zolfried 1 month ago
but wont graphene be slower breaking down after we throw it away?. if it does, the world need better recycling habits b4 we introduce graphene en masse or else the enviroment might suffer bigtime.
Lozt N Found Gang Walk With Music 1 month ago
Marvel outfits lol.dope
RUDEZEBRA 1 month ago
I'm still waiting for the flying car that I was promised in the 50's!!
Bruno Costa 1 month ago
Nice video! do one on Vabranium just for the laughs. should be interesting for all superhero fans.
skistarno2 1 month ago
This is so well filmed, I love the editing. Shout out to whoever made that happen.
Ferin Sharaf 1 month ago
That ain't no graphene. That's vibranium
Dave Hyler 1 month ago
Because when electrons travel through a graphene sheet, they act as if they have no mass!
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm420 1 month ago
The space guy mixing metric and imperial measures - having 1.5 kg of graphene in a 30 gallon drum - might go some way in explaining why it's going nowhere.
Hemanth Kumar 1 month ago
On those who comment against this idea, remember how much of carbon we have got around us which is tapping heat and causing global warming. Maybe if we can suck all these carbons from varied pollutants by breaking their bond and use it for some purpose would lead to a solution for global warming.
Bob Greene 1 month ago
Graphene makes immediate sense for automobile and industrial tires. Conventional tires are way overpriced, despite the global glut of oil, and (of course) the tire makers are not complaining. With graphene, tires will last longer and sustain extraordinary road impacts for greatly increased safety and performance.
Akyaki 1 month ago
WOW
x9x9x9x9x9 1 month ago
I am so stoked last time I checked on graphene the problem was making it in mass quantities. Now we have the ability to make it in mass! So next is finding the right implementations. I have no doubts it will be something common in the future look at carbon fiber. It was a super material in the 80's and 90's and now its becoming really common.
A Real Door 1 month ago
Would graphene work well in roofing materials?
Paddy Mc 1 month ago
Lol, I'm still trying to get over graphite pens!
Ken Johnston 1 month ago
If I was to buy Stock in Graphene. or it's use/manufacture, where would I go? ,Ken in Hawaii
Machtyn 1 month ago
plastic is nice. composite materials have really helped society improve quality of life over the past 40+ years. Certainly computers and electronics. that are made with composite materials. It'll be interesting to see if graphene becomes a consumer common product.
Lightup Darkness 1 month ago
Graphene Weights jk
Dylan Downright 1 month ago
There's no money in making products that might outlive the person buying it. You don't think that the car manufacturers can't make engines that get 100mpg? Or will never need oil changes? It's the petro-dollar, opec, the deep state, and the nwo, they want to own all the world's resources and make us pay for it.
Ryan Stanley 1 month ago
Great video.
Brian Bassett 1 month ago
Ok, I want a graphene bike belt in my stocking.
Jazzyy 1 month ago
Hey I need a superhero suit made out of graphene.
Kenny Xu 1 month ago
alright youtube i finally watched this video you can rest now
Scott Manthey 1 month ago
My favorite golf ball from Callaway has it in it. So far the testing shows it doesn't really make any difference but that is the first place I've seen it used in a mass production, consumer product kind of way. Nice video, thanks.
Marcos Castro 1 month ago
How can I start a study to develop a industrial process to produze It?
Zico Dgra 1 month ago
CyberPunk 2077 on the wearable tech
cipher88101 1 month ago
I'm gonna guess it's because it's so easily trapped by common scotch tape. ;)
Skelton Slay8er 1 month ago
Wouldn’t the elevator break because the earth spins faster than the moon.
Artur Schreiber 1 month ago
Colleague decrease survey relationship valuable provided command sue.
Todd Baumer 1 month ago
Someone needs to take a risk & PUSH IT TO MORE MARKETS FAST AT HIGHER PRICES. Think LED vs incandescent bulbs. Yeah manufacturers won’t be able to sell replacement parts as often- but they should ask themselves- is that a bad thing? (Besides money, of course).
Bluesky 1 month ago
They had LEDs invented when I was in high school in the early seventies. It's only been in the last 10 years they have been commercially available for about 10 years now. It has to be refined and cheaply produced too.
dCip 1 month ago
What kind of effect does the production/use of graphene have on our environment?
Imal Thanthrige 1 month ago
Sri Lanka is the only region in the world that produces vein (lump) graphite
Kampsy 1 month ago
This is the stuff that was in the suit daredevil got made for him from that smith who works in his garage
larry gonz 1 month ago
yes underware soo thin its only see thru from the side.so dont stand sideways
smashbrosproductions 1 month ago
From the same world that gave us a space metal that can completely rob kinetic energy of objects that come into contact with it, and another one based around it that is considered completely indestructible. As well as one that can harbor enchantments and be susceptible to magical energy.
Advaith Bala 1 month ago
FLEX TAPE
Sean Nguyen 1 month ago
0:37-0:41 smh
Mizo Book Club 1 month ago
Noooo, don't make more plastic and its cousinssss pleaseeeeee -Mothernature
Playing Games 1 month ago
Good catch. Stay curious, and keep looking.
Englandsbestlover 1 month ago
Graphene condoms would be great.
juanthestabber 1 month ago
Materials to check out: Vibranium Adamantium Uru Metal
Dorian Grey 1 month ago
I want to watch this. I want to enjoy this. But after seeing your pc building tutorial I wonder how you can be trusted with anything?
Chris KCM CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Santoro 1 month ago
Could this take the place of sheets of plywood or steel decking to support concrete slabs????
nlmckay2000 1 month ago
I still don't know why it hasn't taken over the world yet
Artful Scientist 1 month ago
It just is better. Who in the corporate world says this hahaha brilliant
FlipPlayz 1 month ago
But is it as strong as flex tape
Justin D 1 month ago
This video did not explain to me what was stated in title, it only further promoted Graphene.