It seems like graphene is popping up everywhere nowadays. The popular material has shown promise in applications such as electricity storage, reversing air pollution, and most recently, desalinating water.
Desalinating water is big business. Most of the earth’s population lives near the sea, yet many people struggle to obtain the drinking water they need. That’s where desalination comes into play.
Perforene is a microfilm created using graphene. It forms a layer just one-atom thick that is 1000 times stronger than steel. This layer serves as a mesh with holes so small that chlorine and sodium ions aren’t allowed to pass, while pure, clean water flows with ease.
Lockhead-Martin is the legendary engineering firm behind the new technology. You may be familiar with some of their work, largely in the aerospace industry, working closely with NASA.
Desalination plants currently burn an estimated 360 million kilowatts of power each day creating pure water, says Dr. Rod Rohrich. The new technology is poised to cut that number significantly, while making it much less expensive to deploy new desalination plants.
It cannot be denied that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” turned out to be an impressively highly-appreciated movie by almost all who had a chance to watch it. It was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale market, and it caught the imagination of the viewing public.
As the first film concludes, the “Guardians” obviously eradicated the evil that is bound to destroy the whole universe, literally uniting and holding each other’s hands to defeat their nemesis. But the film makers have decided to leak just a little bit, successfully attempting to grasp the watcher’s curiosity by leaving a hanging question of just who is Peter Quill’s father.
By establishing Quill’s mysterious identity as half-Terran (or “Earthling”) and half alien, filmmakers had established a more complex storyline than the first film. This boosts up the audiences desire to wait for the next film to materialise, where the tentative schedule of released is yet to be announced.
Guardians of the Galaxy comic readers have also yet to disappoint themselves since Director James Gunn has already and obviously proclaimed the alteration of the original story regarding Quill’s father.
This and more other things make waiting for the next sequel of the Guardians of the Galaxy worthwhile. Fans have been overly excited for what is next to be shown, even though the release date of the next film is yet to come. I saw the first one in the theater with Lee Lovett three times, so we’re anticipating the release of anything now. Heck, we’d even take a release date announcement on Vimeo, we just want something!
Fans may not have thought that it was possible, but Nicki Minaj has managed to expose more of herself with her new single. This time it wasn’t her derriere on display though. It was her heart. She makes it clear that she is calling out an ex as she builds more anticipation for the upcoming ‘Pink Print’ album.
The single, ‘Bed of Lies,’ was premiered on the EMAs that Nicki hosted, but this was only a snippet. I listened to the full version of the song – featuring Skylar Grey – with Jared Haftel twice, since it’s the only thing we’ll have until the album release. According to reports from CNN, the song appears to be about an ex that used Nicki Minjai for connections in the industry. No name is mentioned, but the breakup rumors are brewing in large amounts.
It is another storytelling twist in the diversity of the Nicki Minaj promotion vehicle. The star has all but confused fans as she has went from thought provoking (‘Pills N Potions’) to booty shaking (‘Anaconda’) to scandalous (‘Only’) all in the course of a couple of months. Now she is back to thought provoking again with ‘Bed of Lies.’
The constant switch up is probably the angle that Nicki Minaj plays because it attracts a diverse audience. She shows this type of split personality that comes out when she raps. She has mellowed out as she prepares for the upcoming December album release.