Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a safer, less-intrusive method to administer MRI scans. They have used a breakthrough substance, called graphene, to view higher-contrast images of scans and achieve those images less intrusively.
Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of pure carbon arranged in a manner similar to graphite. It has gained huge publicity in the past few months as researchers all over the world have realized its potential. This past week, for example, Lockheed Martin announced that it promises to develop a system to inexpensively filter saltwater into drinking water by using a sheet of graphene.
In addition to vital uses, like Stony Brook University’s MRI research and Lockheed Martin’s water filtration, graphene has been used by UC Berkeley to develop headphones and Samsung’s plausible future antennae, and many other “incredible” uses, as Gizmodo names in a recent article.