For 1/1000th the price of graphene, a revolutionary new process is being used to produce supercapacitors.
Here is a quote from this revealing article: “We’re making graphene-like materials for a thousandth of the price – and we’re doing it with waste.”
This type of fiber is normally thrown out after hemp is processed into industrial fiber for making clothes, ropes, and other textile products.
This “waste” hemp fiber is cooked down into carbon nanosheets, which is used for this specific purpose as it does not have all of the other benefits normally associated with graphene, but it does allow the production of a carbon-based nano surface material with extremely high surface area. This makes it perfect for making supercapacitors.
Technically a laser amplifies light, but a new “laser” discovery actually uses electrical current. Although it is not the first “laser” to use electricity in this manner, it is the most efficient by far.
For the same light that a normal laser produces, this new breakthrough only takes 1/250th of the same energy. But, it is actually even more impressive than that!
Here is a quote from the original article: “The beam they demonstrated incidentally was ultraviolet and required relatively next to nothing in terms of power – less than a millionth of a watt. A laser pen usually requires less than 1 mWatt, or one thousandth of a watt. ”
The future looks bright when it comes to new light sources. The above quotes is actually revealing that their uv “laser” is 1000 times more efficient at producing light from electricity than other lasers.
We’re not sure what their intended applications are but obviously this kind of discovery can pave a whole new way for efficient light sources in the future.
Over the last 16 years, a new type of airplane wing has been designed to massively increase the lift with much less power. This of course would save tons of fuel, which of course would reduce emissions.
Fanwing is the name of this revolutionary design – check out this video:
For more information, here is the homepage for this amazing technology: Fanwing