Partly Cloudy
1°CWed :Sunny. High: 11 Low: -1

Nokia wins $1.35 mn grant to make world’s strongest material

Nokia wins $1.35 mn grant to make world’s strongest material

London: Mobile maker Nokia has been approved for a 1.35 billion dollars grant to develop the ‘world’s strongest material,’ known as graphene.

Graphene is made up of pure carbon and is only one-atom thick.

Nokia claims that it is 300 times stronger than steel.

According to News. com, au, the substance has a number of applications and is theorised to have benefits in electronics, solar energy, medicine and water desalination.

The European Union provided Nokia with the grant in order to ‘promote high risk research, offset by potential breakthrough with high technological or societal impact’.

Nokia’s CTO, Henry Tirri said that the company had been working with graphene since 2006, and have come to identify multiple areas where this material can be applied in modern computing environments.

According to the report, as a substance said to be stronger than diamonds, it could potentially be used to create smash proof phones.

 

Top Stories

Post retirement, PM to move to bungalow vacated by Sheila Dikshit

Post retirement, PM to move to bungalow vacated by Sheila Dikshit

February-28-2014
New Delhi: A sprawling bungalow on Motilal Nehru Place will be the abode of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once he retires after
Sukhbir Singh Badal takes jibe at Congress, dubs it as 'politically pauper'

Sukhbir Singh Badal takes jibe at Congress, dubs it as ‘politically pauper’

February-28-2014
Muktsar: Describing Congress as “politically pauper”, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday alleged that Congress was facing severe political
Train fires: Railways to reply SC on use of sub-standard materials

Train fires: Railways to reply SC on use of sub-standard materials

February-28-2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and Railways on the allegation that use of sub-standard materials
Dark matter annihilation may be possible

Dark matter annihilation may be possible

February-28-2014
Washington: Researchers have claimed that gamma-ray photons observed from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility
INS Sindhuratna fire: Police register accidental death case

INS Sindhuratna fire: Police register accidental death case

February-28-2014
Mumbai: On Thursday, police registered a case of accidental death over the fire incident on board the submarine INS Sindhuratna, in which
Electric bus service debuts in Bangalore

Electric bus service debuts in Bangalore

February-28-2014
Bangalore: State-run Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) Friday began operating an electrically-charged bus service to provide eco-friendly public transport to commuters. Initially,