Researchers Found a New, Easy Way to Turn Graphite Into Diamond

Since graphite—the dark material used in regular old pencils—and diamonds are both made from carbon, it's technically feasible to turn the former into the latter. You just need to apply a little pressure—about 150,000 times what the atmosphere on Earth's surface is like. But researchers at Stanford University claim to… » 4/04/14 9:40am 4/04/14 9:40am

If There's a Graphite iPhone 5S, It Had Better Look Nicer Than This

Apple rumormonger du jour Sonny Dickson has outed the latest in a series of reputed scoops: An iPhone 5S in not white, black, or gold, but graphite. It sounds potentially lovely! It looks... not so much. Which is why it seems particularly unlikely that this is the real deal. » 8/26/13 9:24am 8/26/13 9:24am

World's Thinnest Graphite Heat Shield Stops Your Smartphone From…

The dual and quad core processors used in modern smartphones make the devices extremely capable, but also run extremely hot. So to wrangle all that excess heat without adding too much bulk, Panasonic has managed to shrink its graphite heat shields to a mere 10μm (microns) thick. (Size comparison: A human red blood cell … » 9/12/12 9:20am 9/12/12 9:20am

Largest Sheet Of Graphene Produced, Can Be Used For Flexible…

Graphene, the ridiculously thin, strong, electrically conductive, and flexible miracle material, might be coming to your touchscreens. And when it does, "you could theoretically roll up your iPhone and stick it behind your ear like a pencil." » 6/21/10 6:40pm 6/21/10 6:40pm