Monthly Archives: December 2013

Inventor James Dyson on the potential of graphene

James Dyson is founder of U.K.-based Dyson Ltd., whose North American headquarters is based in Chicago, and he invented the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. What he’s watching for in 2014 “Material science is most exciting to me at the moment. Advanced materials will make the currently impossible, possible. With the discovery of new materials like Continue Reading...

Graphene-based Quantum Dots from Coal for Biomedicine

Coal could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine. By Mike Orcutt on December 25, 2013 WHY IT MATTERS Quantum dots could be used to precisely image human cells and tissue, diagnose disease, and monitor treatment—but they usually contain toxic metals. Glowing graphene: An electron microscope image shows fluorescent carbon nanoparticles extracted from Continue Reading...