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The EU has awarded a €1bn ($1.35bn) grant to the Graphene Flagship consortium in a ten-year project bringing academics and industrialists together to commercialize graphene, and hopefully spur economic growth. The grant comes from the EU's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program, which seeks to boost the introduction of …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    The pic is BS.

    "Graphene, along with carbon nanotubes, offers a promising solution to getting a space elevator in place"

    What a joke, the picture is an obvious hoax, I don't see TSA lanes or metal detectors of any kind on the deck.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: The pic is BS.

      Glad you found it funny. Once I reached the picture I couldn't bring myself to read any more of the article. Which is a bit of a shame as it had been quite interesting (TM)

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    well that'll help...

    plug the giant hole in their finances, do Nokia even have any R&D department after Elop set fire to their platform?

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Actually

    The article was worth the picture alone.

  4. Justice
    Happy

    Prior Art...

    A flight of fancy which I actually enjoyed.

    http://www.tv.com/shows/star-trek-voyager/rise-10700/

    I just hope the lift doesn't have rounded corners or there will be.... trouble.

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: Prior Art...

      Arthur C Clarke:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountains_of_Paradise

      Though being himself, the author's afterword does does discuss the the current state of material technology, gives credit to those who originally conceived of the idea, and admits he used poetic licence in shifting the location of Sri Lanka to the equator.

      Feersum Enjin is a fun (non Culture) sci fi novel by Ian M Banks set around a 'space elevator'.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    $1.35bn

    What's going on with the currencies in this article

    "The EU has awarded a €1bn ($1.35bn) grant" and even $ in the title.

    Euro in the title would be ok as that's what it was given in.... but why not quids?

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
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      Re: $1.35bn

      Yes, I've noticed that too. More so when a US based author writes a story where they will use $, Fahrenheit and lbs with no conversions at all.

  6. Tom 7 Silver badge

    They're going to make really slim phones

    so slim they cant be seen leaving the shops.

  7. Dare to Think
    IT Angle

    You want the cooler phone - buy a Nokia

    . a IPS LCD WXGA screen what is better than Apple's Retina display in their Lumina 920

    . touchscreen that also can be used with the gloves worn by the user

    . pervasive NFC technology

    . wireless charging

    . optical image stabilization

    . phase change memory in their Asha Phones

    ... and now graphene

    . Nokia was recognised as the greenest technology equipment manufacturer in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings.

    Looks to me Nokia is really agressively pursuing innovation - where is Apple? Where is Samsung?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2012/10/22/newsweek-green-rankings-2012-world-s-greenest-companies-photos.html#74a6cfe8-c9c4-480b-a6ce-b7f7d5744ada ; http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/17/micron_pcm_asha/ ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_Lumia_920

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    I read as far as...

    "Nokia shares $1.35" and thought "yea, that sounds about right".

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