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To be honest that just sounds like you’ll be very slowly cooling the graphene and/or the graphene is providing you a mechanism to extract heat energy from the local area by a sort of conduction. I’d believe that over breaking the laws of thermodynamics.

Of course, that’d still be incredibly useful as a replacement for low drain batteries; having stuff like remote monitoring sensors that can be indefinitely self-powered by a Brownian motion “battery” would be a big deal.

Also, props to Turnip Jedi for getting in first with the HHGTTG reference!

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So why does embiggen get to be a word but not emsmallen?
   
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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
So why does embiggen get to be a word but not emsmallen?


Because English is a bastard language.

   
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There’s lots of these; you can be overwhelmed and underwhelmed, but never just “whelmed”. I think it’s the more verbose form of “meh”.

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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
So why does embiggen get to be a word but not emsmallen?


Embiggen was used in "the simpsons".

of course if the simpsons lasts a few more years every possible combination of words in the english language will be used on it at least once.


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 Jadenim wrote:
To be honest that just sounds like you’ll be very slowly cooling the graphene and/or the graphene is providing you a mechanism to extract heat energy from the local area by a sort of conduction. I’d believe that over breaking the laws of thermodynamics.

Of course, that’d still be incredibly useful as a replacement for low drain batteries; having stuff like remote monitoring sensors that can be indefinitely self-powered by a Brownian motion “battery” would be a big deal.

Also, props to Turnip Jedi for getting in first with the HHGTTG reference!


Why miniaturize it? Why not enlargenize it? (Reff to the embiggen bit.)

if graphene can be made dirt cheap eventually by industrial processes can you imagine having say the walls, floors and ceilings of you house fitted with several hundred square feet of it possibly to produce limited emergency power in a blackout? Or just supplement your normal electrical needs?

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I would love to see how graphene batteries in your walls might play with wifi.
   
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Veldrain wrote:
I would love to see how graphene batteries in your walls might play with wifi.


Honestly if the cost of "free power" is going back to cable internet I'm happy to pay that price.

   
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Veldrain wrote:
I would love to see how graphene batteries in your walls might play with wifi.


I looked that up and yes, it seems it can.

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/graphene-film-blocks-wireless-signals

On one hand if you have a wifi in your house and don't want people hacking it this could be good. On the the hand if it keeps your cellphone from working yeah that could suck majorly. I see it as a possible good security for areas where you don't want people hacking your wireless.

I do now wonder if this stuff could be folded up rolled up and stored to be deployed to keep a cellphone working in a power outage.

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 Jadenim wrote:
There’s lots of these; you can be overwhelmed and underwhelmed, but never just “whelmed”. I think it’s the more verbose form of “meh”.


Whelm is an old word that comes from boating. Generally used when a boat took on water from waves cresting the sides of the boat. To be "overwhelmed" meant you were at serious risk of sinking if not actually so.

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