Who doesn’t want to be stronger?
able to change, and
creatively engaged in life-giving work?
(Sounds like self-help spam, doesn’t it?)
Playing Reader’s Roulette with my alumni magazine, I read about graphene.
Two Russians puttering with transparent tape and a graphite rock won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries. (Yes, I got the memo late, but read on for a little WOW.)
- Harder than a diamond
- 200 times stronger than steel
- Easily shaped
Graphene is a honeycomb lattice made up of carbon atoms. Raw potential, one atom thick.
“It would take an elephant . . . balanced on a pencil . . . to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of plastic wrap,” states Erin Peterson, a Twin Cities writer and editor. She includes the above picture in her article “Small but Mighty.”*
Peterson’s title and image give me pause. A holy pause . . .