graphene

The world’s first 2D material

Scientists are experimenting with graphene, a 2-D material created at the atomic level to see how we can enhance our electronics. We go inside the lab at the Material Research Institute at Penn State University to learn more.

SciTech Now Episode 342

In this episode of SciTech Now, the training of America’s astronauts; a look into the research of hacking the human body; a middle school’s STEM Day motivating future scientists; and a look inside the lab at the Material Research Institute at Penn State University.

Graphene, a one-atom thick layer of carbon

Graphene is a one-atom thick layer of carbon that is 200 times stronger than steel and thinner than a sheet of paper. The Financial Times reports on this element.  Will it change the world?

SciTech Now Episode 209

In this episode of SciTech Now, the largest desalination plant in North America is making Tampa Bay water safer and cleaner; space architecture and engineering expert Madhu Thengavelu discusses building settlements on the Moon and Mars; brain surgery performed while awake helps mitigate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; and the Financial Times reports on the one-atom […]