Gallery: Researchers Transform Girl Scout Cookies Into Graphene Super M...


When it comes to next-gen super materials, graphene is incredible stuff – it can be six times lighter than steel, two times harder, and 10 times stronger in terms of tensile strength – and now researchers at Rice University have figured out a way to literally bake it from a box of Girl Scout cookies. A group of graduate students led by chemist James Tour recently teamed up with a Houston Girl Scout troop 25080 to perform the feat using a single box of Trefoil cookies — which could potentially yield $15 billion dollars worth of graphene.

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  1. Kayleigh August 22, 2011 at 4:29 am

    It was dark when I woke. This is a ray of suhnsine.

  2. lazyreader August 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

    It beats having to eat them.

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