Scientists Are Creating a Graphene CondomAdam Clark Estes11/20/13 2:20pmFiled to: GrapheneSexCondomsGates Foundation1075EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe broken condom is every couple's worst nightmare. Okay maybe not worst, but it is one of many legitimate concerns about the contraceptive that could save lives if people actually used them. So how do you convince people to use condoms more often? Make a better condom, of course.In the world of condom design, better means both stronger and thinner (for that natural feel). Well, there's nothing stronger and thinner than graphene, and that's exactly what scientists are hoping to use for the future of condoms. Not only is graphene virtually indestructible and only one atom thick, it's also high conductive— which means that body heat generated during sex would translate quite nicely. The Gates Foundation just awarded a $100,000 grant to a team from the University of Manchester that is trying to develop the technology.