Graphene in concrete is already changing the rules of the game in construction

Engineers have long dreamed of creating a wonderful material that can revolutionize construction. In 2004, their dream came true.


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  1. Will graphine replace conventional building methods soon? Not with government regulations.. it takes decades of palm greasing to make changes if governments are involved. If someone wants to use carbon nano fibers to make a new product.. I'd like to see greenhouse coverings that filter whatever they're spraying out of the rain water for gardening.

  2. If grapgene can be used as a conductor or semi conductor in micro chips, and used in making concrete for buildings, what would happen to someone in a structure hit by lightning?

  3. Most of these seem okay, they're just mixing graphene in with concrete. Very doable and an obvious application of graphene.
    The one that stands out is the 3-d printed graphene houses, I see too many buzzwords there. They don't even have properly developed and widespread 3d printed houses but they're gonna throw GRAPHENE on top of it, what next, nanotechnology houses with solar chargers eco green?

  4. Graphene when abraded & becomes airborne is as dangerous as asbestos to the lungs , they discovered this when making masks out of it to filter out certain molecules . . good luck putting it in concrete & tough paints etc as they will be extremely hazardous materials to be around

  5. We'll barely have a need for roads in the near future. Just another get you rich scheme. It's the 21st century for fuckssake! Build pyramids or something else useful.

  6. More tech to replace living men & women, AS corporate profit$ – for gov and other corporations.
    And ROBOTS pretending to be men & women "tell" the stories.

  7. Glad to finally see it moving into field tests after soo long. If they can cut the costs and thickness of current roads it'll be picked up world wide very quickly.

  8. Well if they do Graphene in a liquid state then dip or spray it on the Iron, Steel or other metals then Cover in concrete. Be less in bridge repairs also. For bridges will it help the bridge do better for vibration and chipping failing concrete after years

  9. The improvements here shown are just the tip of the iceberg promised when the Nobel prizes were bestowed.
    The progress envisaged for graphene is somewhat at odds with an economy based on supply and demand. Early hopes included a wonder material of extreme endurance and elegance, super conductivity and many disruptive attributes. But can we really expect such great progress in material science when our society is so anti-progress in so many other aspects of life?
    What will a graphene revolution look like? We have already witnessed false dawns with labcoated masked scientist pulling graphene spools from steaming beakers, but it came to nothing more than some incremental, limited battery improvements.
    Some backyard hero needs to post a vid showing a technique that creates usable graphene from graphite using nothing more than a microwave oven and detergent. But then they'd probably call it a hoax after subduing our hero.

  10. If you hadn't noticed, it always takes about a decade too long for new technologies to hit the market.
    My theory is that without this delay, elitists wouldn't get to feel special by having special toys.

  11. Yeah, as a civil engineer, I imagine this technology is going to take its time being applied in most construction projects… The low bidder on city projects is not going to go this route unless it is specifically designed to be this way, and even then, how many bidders are going to try and take that risk? It'll be awhile, until it's proven to be easy and efficient to construct… Not to mention cost effective

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