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Graphene is a one atom thick layer of carbon. It is structured in a honeycomb lattice, and when millions of layers of graphene are stacked on top of each other they form graphite. The the mineral that is found in the every-day pencil. Future applications : > Bioengineering - bioelectric sensory devices. > Optical Electronics - touchscreens, LCD and OLEDs. > 8OWUDÀOWUDWLRQ - biofuel nanoporous membranes. > Composite Materials - body armour, aircraft, aerospace engineering. > Photovoltaic Cells - electronic device charging windows + clothes. > Energy Storage - micro-supercapacitors, ion batteries.

3D Printing is becoming increasingly prevalent as more and more applications keep cropping up. The 3D-printed gun sparked a great deal of controversy, but recently the technology has generated better press - the 3D-printed jawbone for an 83 year old woman being the latest exploit of note. The main advantages of 3D printing technology are high speed, low cost and pinpoint accuracy. Future applications : > Mechanical parts - engines, robotics engineering. > Consumer - clothes + jewellery. > Biomechanics - Bones, Organs, cell reconstruction. > Cosmetics - Eyewear, prosthetics, exoskeleton ‘plasters’. > Music - Instruments + Speakers.

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The Oculus Rift The Oculus Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display, and is a revolutionary advancement for the gamer community. The consumer-oriented ‘Oculus Rift’ is in development, which will be aimed at a general market. Optimised head tracking, positional tracking, 1080p resolution and wireless operation are just some of the features rumoured for the Rift. A strong step towards virtual reality has been taken by the Kickstarter-funded Oculus Rift - and sure enough, another larger leap will be taken now that it has received further funding of up to £16 million from developer company Oculus VR. Gamers unite, it’s only a matter of time now! A world without handsets is nearly upon us! Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. The tech displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video. A touchpad is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen. Yes, Google Glass will soon make our world of traditional handheld devices a distant memory, which is awesome - just so long as there won’t be any integration of weird hand gesture control technology that makes us look stupid...

‘Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life’ – Steve Jobs, Former CEO of Apple

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The Future of The Ferrari Soul Good news for Ferrari lovers! The dark horse is going to be introducing some VLJQLÀFDQWFKDQJHVRYHUWKHQH[W\HDUV and the excitement that surrounds the recent launch of the F70 LaFerrari is manifest. The brand has its new strategy in place; second hand value is going up. There's going to be less production, but global expansion is set to continue even as exclusivity is rigorously maintained. Let me explain‌


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'”Ferrari is like a woman, you desire her, you want to feel her, you will wait for her.” - Mr. Montezemolo

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In 1984, Ferrari brought out the iconic GTO, which opened our eyes to the huge potential of on-road sporting. Just a few years later, in 1987, we saw the birth of the F40 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Ferrari have produced a number of extremely luxurious supercars in more recent times, namely the Enzo and 458, but nothing could have prepared us for what Ferrari had in store for 2013. When asked, Ferrari’s chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo described the LaFerrari as ‘the most beautiful lady in the world’ — with a guarantee. Let me elaborate: upon meeting a beautiful woman, VKHFDQVHHPSHUIHFWDWĂ€UVWJODQFHJRUJHRXVORQJOHJJHGDQGVKLQ\ of hair. However, when meeting the angelic pin-up you invited for dinner, you can’t help but feel a little disappointed on discovering that her personality doesn’t quite match up. With the LaFerrari, we have not RQO\WKHPRVWEHDXWLIXOZRPDQLQWKHZRUOGEXWRQHZKRZLOOIXOĂ€OKHU SURPLVHGXULQJGLQQHUOHDYLQJ\RXPRUHWKDQVDWLVĂ€HGDIWHUZDUGV As it stands, all I can tell you is that Ferrari have brought us


a boy-toy with a girl’s name. Curiosity got the better of me, so ,MXPSHGRQD%$Ă LJKWGRZQWRWKHEHOORZLQJHFKRHVRI 9V carving up the village of Maranello. From here I began to get a real sense of what this mythical place was really about. Only 499 LaFerraris will be produced in this mortal world. They have carefully combined traditional F1 quality with GT roadfocused consumer requirements. Ferrari have come a long way in recent years, and have some very exciting strategic plans in the works for the immediate future. Let me ask you this: is buying any car a good investment? I suppose the thoughts running through your head are more likely to be Ă€QDQFLDOWKDQHPRWLRQDO%XWZKDWGRHVLWPHDQWRRZQRQHRI WKHVH goddesses? I started thinking about my perfect women, and walked RQWRWKHIDFWRU\Ă RRUWRPHHWP\SRWHQWLDOIXWXUHLQODZV)RUWKRVH of you who are keen to add the personal touch, Ferrari have launched their new ‘Tailor-Made’ programme, which is broken down into three

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