Graphene is a compound similar to coal, graphite or diamond but that differs in the rearrangement of carbon atoms and the unique shape it is able to take on. When we think of a chunk of a diamond- you typically picture the 3D version with an x,y, and z dimensionality present. So how does graphene differ from these other compounds? A Noble Prize was awarded in 2010 for this discovery.
The venerable adage “you get what you give” rationalizes that personal endeavors determine the degree of reciprocity. In the context of stewardship, one’s treatment of the Earth produces an immediate environment that is equipped to support life or an environment vulnerable to adversities; there is an unequivocal kinship between Earth and its subjects.
Though humans have accomplished so much since we first evolved, the time we have spent on Earth is only a mere blip compared to some of Earth’s most durable and extraordinary creatures. These animals have needed to survive in situations much harsher than those humans have experienced. Perhaps studying these creatures may help us face some of the diseases and illnesses that continue to challenge us.
Space elevators have always been science fiction, but it may soon be possible to construct them. The concept existed for over a hundred years and experienced many different iterations. Nowadays, companies are beginning to research materials that could be used in a future space elevator.