YouTuber Matt Ferrell often brings us explanations of today’s most pressing issues in science and technology. You may remember this clip where he discussed whether solar panels are worth it after four years and this video where he explains the breakthrough that lets electric vehicles charge in minutes.
In his latest issue, he tackles graphene and its role in the concrete problem. Graphene, as he states, is considered one of the most important breakthroughs in material science since its discovery.
It has many applications and uses, and it seems that scientists are constantly coming up with new ways to incorporate the material into useful processes. However, so far, it has failed to live up to the hype.
And that’s not just because it was touted as the key to making a space elevator. Despite showing a lot of promise, many of the inventions that rely on graphene have simply not come to pass.
But there is one area where the material can prove very viable, and that is the production of concrete. How can graphene make this emissions-intensive industry more eco-friendly? How will it be used and incorporated into the making of concrete? What new and exciting developments can come from this application? This video tackles all these questions and more.