Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nobel Prize honors super-strong, super-thin carbon


It is the thinnest and strongest material known to mankind — no thicker than a single atom and 100 times tougher than steel. Could graphene be the next plastic? Maybe so, says one of two scientists who won a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for isolating and studying it.

Faster computers, lighter airplanes, transparent touch screens — the list of potential uses runs on. Some scientists say we can't even imagine what kinds of products might be possible with the substance, which hides in ordinary pencil lead and first was extracted using a piece of Scotch tape.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Facebook identity management service

There are a lot of different consumer websites now offering login via facebook identity. Could be a good idea to have a single login but at the same time lose your personal data to facebook.