If we were more musically inclined we might write a ballad singing the praises of graphene
-- the magical material that can be used in everything from super-fast CPUs
to ultra-efficient solar panels
. Sadly, the truth is, we're bloggers and not rock stars for a reason, so we'll just entertain ourselves with the Royal Society's Summer Science exhibition on the carbon nano-structure instead. From July 5th through 10th the London-based science center will run a major hands-on exhibit where participants will get a chance to see graphene under a microscope and create their own single layers of of the stuff with nothing more than a pencil and some scotch tape. If getting to the Trafalgar Square-adjacent academy is out of the question, you can always fire up the promotional and
educational Graphene Games
, which you can download for both Android and iOS at the more coverage links.