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(io9)   "Silicene" could be the world's next great wonder-substance   (io9.com) divider line 26
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2012-04-30 02:59:34 PM  
Unfortunately, all the scientists who are studying it immediately forget about it as soon as they look away.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-30 03:16:01 PM  
Neat
 
2012-04-30 03:49:28 PM  
Sounds too much like silly-string.
 
2012-04-30 05:10:02 PM  
 
2012-04-30 05:11:09 PM  
The real question is, does it solve the greatest limitation of silicon--does it feel like natural breast to the human hand?
 
2012-04-30 05:12:34 PM  
With helpful artist's render explaining that carbon atoms form black hexagonal screens, whereas silicon atoms form pink hexagonal screens.
 
2012-04-30 05:13:07 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

Says it keels you!
 
2012-04-30 05:15:48 PM  
This is how "Silly" becomes high praise.
 
2012-04-30 05:20:45 PM  

cgraves67: The real question is, does it solve the greatest limitation of silicon--does it feel like natural breast to the human hand?


That's silicone. Silicon is a solid crystalline material with similar properties to a solid chunk of metal or rock you'd find lying around.

Silicene is flexible, but not semifulid (well, depending on the application you could suspend it in something I guess) in the way a polymer is. It's a sheet material like graphene, which is where the form of the name comes from.

Though, actually, self-organization at low layer thicknesses of various materials is kind of a point of interest for a lot of industries right now, if this ended up in cosmetic surgery somehow it wouldn't necessarily surprise me, not after people took the graphene research and applied it to making bicycle frames.
 
2012-04-30 05:23:56 PM  
Silicene thought to cause cancer in 3...2...1
 
2012-04-30 05:26:24 PM  

s2s2s2: This is how "Silly" becomes high praise.


On second thought, let's not go there.
 
2012-04-30 05:45:52 PM  
So it's transpariplastidurasteelcrete?
 
2012-04-30 05:49:05 PM  
It's about time. The current model replicants look a bit plastic.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-04-30 05:53:51 PM  
This first test involves something the lab-boys call silicene. You're not part of the control group by the way - you get the silicene. Last poor son of a gun got blue paint, ha ha ha! All joking aside, that did happen. Broke every bone in his legs - tragic. But informative! Or so I'm told.

/cough
 
2012-04-30 06:03:40 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Unfortunately, all the scientists who are studying it immediately forget about it as soon as they look away.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x157]


oh god damn it!!!! That is EXACTLY what I came here to post, and it was done in one!
 
2012-04-30 06:59:44 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: This first test involves something the lab-boys call silicene. You're not part of the control group by the way - you get the silicene. Last poor son of a gun got blue paint, ha ha ha! All joking aside, that did happen. Broke every bone in his legs - tragic. But informative! Or so I'm told.

/cough


Funnied

/the cake is a lie
 
2012-04-30 07:34:10 PM  
This article contains more repetition and less information than an article that repeats itself a lot and doesn't contain other stuff!!

/ It repeats itself. A lot. But not much information.
 
2012-04-30 07:39:48 PM  
Make More Hinjews: This article contains more repetition and less information than an article that repeats itself a lot and doesn't contain other stuff!!

Actually, for io9 it wasn't bad. It had me thinking that if io9 ever gets a website, they might just do OK.

Silicene, eh, it's way too early to get excited about it. You might as well still have a hardon for rod-logic nanotech computers embedded everywhere. Someday, maybe. Not this month, though.
 
2012-04-30 07:47:33 PM  

RandomAxe: Make More Hinjews: This article contains more repetition and less information than an article that repeats itself a lot and doesn't contain other stuff!!

Actually, for io9 it wasn't bad. It had me thinking that if io9 ever gets a website, they might just do OK.


Don't they come... from the future?
 
2012-04-30 07:49:35 PM  

RandomAxe: Actually, for io9 it wasn't bad. It had me thinking that if io9 ever gets a website, they might just do OK.


io9 HAS a website.

It's called io9...

It's been garbage since Gawker took it over and all the good writers jumped ship or were fired.
 
2012-04-30 08:27:05 PM  
Neat. Next week, I'll be at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley performing measurements on silicene sheets and nanoribbons with the group mentioned in the article (Drs. Vogt, de Padova and Le Lay). It's pretty awesome that they're getting so much press.

/csb
 
2012-04-30 11:54:07 PM  

Mad_Radhu: It's about time. The current model replicants look a bit plastic.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x859]


That's nice set of Corelle dinnerware,
 
2012-05-01 04:33:13 AM  
All the Silly Billies make the silicene and I'm the silliest Billy of them all.
 
2012-05-01 05:37:02 AM  
Am I the only one who read that as Silence?
 
2012-05-01 06:01:24 AM  

Mad_Radhu: It's about time. The current model replicants look a bit plastic.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x859]


She'd actually be really cute if she gained about 25lbs, her tits were half that size, and put on some reasonable shoes.

/also, the nails are a bit much
//and let's talk about those knees... ow, my eye!
 
2012-05-01 09:16:27 AM  

xXCarpeDiemXx: Mad_Radhu: It's about time. The current model replicants look a bit plastic.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x859]

She'd actually be really cute if she gained about 25lbs, her tits were half that size, and put on some reasonable shoes.

/also, the nails are a bit much
//and let's talk about those knees... ow, my eye!


I definitely would NOT hit it. Just look at those sharp knees. She is well below my standar|
 
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