Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

  • Published on:  7/10/2018
  • Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMlLike Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukOFollow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvXRead More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAvSubscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs


  • Verge Science
    Verge Science  a years ago+6870

    Which graphene-based technology are you most excited for?

  • Simon Imanse
    Simon Imanse 2 months ago+4007

    It's half way 2019 now, and I still haven't heard anything about graphene

  • Minh đỗ
    Minh đỗ 2 months ago+1563

    to show you the power of graphene i sawed this boat in half

  • poutipou
    poutipou 2 months ago+1962

    welcome to "why is this video suddenly in everyone's recommendations"

  • Brianna K
    Brianna K 2 months ago+365

    humans in 2018: graphene will take over by 2019!
    humans in 2019: how about we use ramen noodles to fix that

  • Tilda Spridd
    Tilda Spridd 11 months ago+9854

    still ain’t stronger than those damn paper bracelets you get at pools

  • K P
    K P 2 months ago+644

    Hello it’s 2019 where’s my 5 milligram coat with a built-in laser pointer

  • jeff teague
    jeff teague 2 months ago+567

    The last 5 seconds of the video tells why it never caught on. It makes things last longer, there better, will not need to be replaced as often. Manufacturing wants engineered obsolescence.

  • Ryan Savage
    Ryan Savage 2 months ago+565

    What about graphene chicken wire to prevent microscopic chickens from escaping?

  • Andrew Clastic
    Andrew Clastic 3 months ago+418

    Can one make a shield of this material? I'm thinking of something circular with perhaps a star in the middle?

  • iMammoth
    iMammoth 2 months ago+91

    If only apple used graphene on their wires

  • Admiral Aokiji
    Admiral Aokiji 2 months ago+166

    I clicked even though I dont know what Graphene is

  • Main Sequence
    Main Sequence 2 months ago+206

    There's no doubt, that graphene has been reserved for military applications since the early 2000's. We won't see graphene commercially available for maybe 10-15 years.

  • Galactica Phantom
    Galactica Phantom 4 months ago+393

    Bullet goes through bulletproof vest breaking 3 ribs and piercing kidney of the volunteer.
    "Shit, I think we miscalculated something Maxwell."
    "We didn't everything was perfect, even the bullet had graph..... Oh... god dammit!"

    JAYJO 2 months ago+89

    sooooooooo...... its 2019

  • Danny K
    Danny K 2 months ago+146

    How does it do against an eraser tho???

  • Comadere is probably a weeb still


  • angelito 78
    angelito 78 2 months ago+71

    Economic/mid economic
    Almost infinite uses

  • IamCodeX
    IamCodeX 5 months ago+3148

    Graphene + Vibranium + Admantium = Nokia 3310

  • Raiyan Khan
    Raiyan Khan 1 months ago+18

    So you are saying graphene is technically our version of Vibranium?