LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 278 – Graphene

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1. Barr, Robert. “Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76,”
Time (March 14, 2018)

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died last Wednesday. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, “A Brief History of Time,” became an international bestseller, making him one of science’s biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.

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2. Gottsegen, Gordon & Colt, Josie. “How to make a clean break with the clingiest social networks,”
Time Health (March 12, 2018)

Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able to hit the delete button is another story

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A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes

In this all-time bestseller, Hawking writes in non-technical terms about the structure, origin, development and eventual fate of the universe, which is the object of study of astronomy and modern physics. He talks about basic concepts like space and time, fundamental building blocks that make up the universe and the forces that govern it.



Wonder Materials – Graphene and Beyond

The exhibition takes you on a scientific journey of discovery through the past and present, and into the imagined future of graphene. It features over 100 objects and atomic models from scientists, collections of the Natural History Museum and Science Museum in London, and interactive exhibits and video programmes. You can discover the curious method that led to the isolation of graphene for the first time, learn more about the unique properties of graphene and cutting-edge research projects, and encounter both pioneering products incorporating graphene that are currently on the market and its potential applications.

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