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    The latest in ultralight tech?

    http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.co...invisible.html

    According to the Nobel Academy document, if a one square meter hammock made of graphene were "tied between two trees you could place a weight of approximately 4 [kilograms] before it would break. It should thus be possible to make an almost invisible hammock out of graphene that could hold a cat without breaking. The hammock would weigh less than one [milligram], corresponding to the weight of one of the cat's whiskers." (Pardon me if this went over the heads of our less savvy readers.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    how much weight would a knotty mod add to the graphene cat hammock?

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    The latest in ultralight tech?

    Graphene is a fantastic discovery, it's basically graphite (pencil lead) but thinned over and over until it's 1 atom thick. It forms in perfect hexagons making it extremely strong.

    It is also massively conductive of electricity, making it next in line to replace silicone in computer chips. I think it's amazing stuff!

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    So based on the above postings we can expect a hammock that weighs roughly 60 milligrams, will conduct electricity perfectly in a lightning storm and will probably cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000 for the average consumer.

    Sure...I'm in. First adopters unite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noid View Post
    Graphene is a fantastic discovery, it's basically graphite (pencil lead) but thinned over and over until it's 1 atom thick. It forms in perfect hexagons making it extremely strong.

    It is also massively conductive of electricity, making it next in line to replace silicone in computer chips. I think it's amazing stuff!
    As an electrician I see this as a very bad thing for hammocks, especially in lightning storms. Might need a faraday cage of sorts to protect the sleeper... Lol

    Oh and if you didn't watch the floating frog video, you should. Hilarious...
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    Re: The latest in ultralight tech?

    15.4g for a 120kg limit hammock, that is a serious discovery!

    It may be a little ridiculous when a ridgeline weighs more than a hammock though... a new rope tech anyone?

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    make an almost invisible hammock out of graphene
    Now that's what I call stealth camping!
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    no one else is afraid of losing their $100,000 hammock in the woods????
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