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Fast Draw: Graphene

3 minutes 55 seconds

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Graphene could make it possible for electricity to move effortlessly through computer chips, thereby allowing computer systems to run faster than ever before. Savings in both heat and energy costs could have graphene replacing silicon as the basis of computer chip construction. Part of the Fast Draw Series.

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Runtime: 3 minutes 55 seconds

A man with a pole collecting something off a large rock on the ground. Caption: He's collected scorpions in over two dozen countries
Fast Draw
Episode 1
5 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Linked hexagonal structures drawn on graph paper. Caption: Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms
Fast Draw
Episode 2
3 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Drawing of the sun and a person with a rock in between them obscuring the rays of light from the sun. Caption: Theoretically, observers would never know it's there.
Fast Draw
Episode 3
2 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Illustration of interconnected objects coming apart where light hits. Caption: The light causes the short chains to disassemble
Fast Draw
Episode 4
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12