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42. The Accidental Invention of Graphene and What It Means for Humanity | Joseph Meany

 Joe Meany - GrapheneJoseph Meany (@crimsonalkemist) is the Founder of The Crimson Alkemist and co-author of Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the WorldTogether with his co-author Les Johnson, the two make a compelling case for graphene, the near-term super metamaterial that’s both fascinated and bewildered scientists, technologists and futurists for years. Imagine a material stronger than steel and thinner than paper, that’s graphene – at least what it is supposed to one day be. We welcome one of the foremost experts on the topics of graphene and nanomaterials to examine the issues and implications on our future and much more. [spreaker type=player resource=”episode_id=18590642″ width=”100%” height=”200px” theme=”light” playlist=”false” playlist-continuous=”false” autoplay=”false” live-autoplay=”false” chapters-image=”true” episode-image-position=”right” hide-logo=”false” hide-likes=”false” hide-comments=”false” hide-sharing=”false” hide-download=”true”] Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

  • The accidental invention of graphene
  • Why theory and practice aren’t always perfectly aligned
  • How material science and nanotechnology will transform life as we know it
  • What graphene means for humanity’s expansion into space
  • Why Joseph is optimistic about reducing plastic and pollution
  • The limiting factors hold humanity back from sustainable space colonization
  • How AI affects nanotech research
  • The science seems to happen by chance
  • How nanotechnology will impact human longevity and the medical efficacy
  • The reason science is often slower than expected
  • Can humanity actually build a functional space elevator
  • Which industries will most benefit from graphene

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