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Luis E. F. Foa Torres
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Graphene smart contact lenses could give you thermal infrared and UV vision
According to a paper appearing this week in Nature Nanotechnology graphene photodetectors with impressively broad responsivity may be closer than expected...

Original article
"Graphene photodetectors with ultra-broadband and high responsivity at room temperature"
 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2014.31

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"Thermal vision: Graphene light detector first to span infrared spectrum"
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-thermal-vision-graphene-detector-span.html
"Graphene smart contact lenses could give you thermal infrared and UV vision" 
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/178593-graphene-smart-contact-lenses-could-give-you-thermal-infrared-and-uv-vision
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Exceptional ballistic transport in epitaxial graphene nanoribbons

Walt de Heer and collaborators report on 'knitted' graphene ribbons with ultra-smooth edges. Strikingly, the resistances are about three orders of magnitude smaller than those obtained with other methods, even surpassing theoretical predictions!

http://bit.ly/LCGuGm
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Graphene getting into smartphones in 2014 (?)
Physics World predicts that Graphene will find its way into smartphones in 2014. Only 10 years after the seminal experiments in Manchester, it's clear that graphene has made a great way towards applications, but is it going to be 2014 the year when it reaches mass markets?  What do you think?

"Our prediction is that this material will be used for the first time in the touchscreen of a commercially available smartphone – either from Samsung or Apple.

The device will not look or feel too different to existing phones, as the graphene will merely replace the conventional indium-tin-oxide electrode. However, a phone with a graphene electrode in its touchscreen could kick-start the next transformation of the display industry, which will eventually see fully flexible and bendable screens made largely from graphene becoming the norm."
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Graphene getting into smartphones in 2014 (?)
Physics World predicts that Graphene will find its way into smartphones in 2014.

"Our prediction is that this material will be used for the first time in the touchscreen of a commercially available smartphone – either from Samsung or Apple.

The device will not look or feel too different to existing phones, as the graphene will merely replace the conventional indium-tin-oxide electrode. However, a phone with a graphene electrode in its touchscreen could kick-start the next transformation of the display industry, which will eventually see fully flexible and bendable screens made largely from graphene becoming the norm."
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Trust, Intelligence and Happiness
Research digs into the connection between generalized trust, intelligence  and happiness(!).

"_these results bolster the view that generalized trust is a valuable social resource, not only for the individual but for the wider society as well._"

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http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0091786

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http://www.inc.com/adam-vaccaro/intelligence-trust-health.html
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When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees
The Facebook Data Science team has been releasing information all week about what the company’s massive trove of data reveals about relationships, from how long they last to how love correlates to religion and age.
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By harnessing a common biological polymer found in skin and skin care products, researchers have delivered possibly therapeutic nanoparticles of graphene oxide through the skin and into melanoma tumors in mice (ACS Nano 2014, DOI: 10.1021/nn405383a). Irradiating the tumors with near-infrared light causes the particles to generate heat that destroys the surrounding cancer cells.
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Graphene getting into smartphones in 2014 (?)
Physics World predicts that Graphene will find its way into smartphones in 2014.

"Our prediction is that this material will be used for the first time in the touchscreen of a commercially available smartphone – either from Samsung or Apple.

The device will not look or feel too different to existing phones, as the graphene will merely replace the conventional indium-tin-oxide electrode. However, a phone with a graphene electrode in its touchscreen could kick-start the next transformation of the display industry, which will eventually see fully flexible and bendable screens made largely from graphene becoming the norm."
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Laser-induced bandgaps and Floquet-Bloch states found for the first time in solid state experiments

Amazing experiments showing what many were eagerly waiting for: experimental evidence of laser-induced bandgaps due to the lifting of degeneracies in #Floquet space.

http://goo.gl/acG8Zu
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Dresden, Germany - Grenoble, France - Trieste, Italy
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    Researcher, 2009 - present
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