Tuesday, 5 October 2010

You spin me right round baby right round

New Scientist is reporting that scientists have created the fastest spinning object ever: a fleck of graphene spun up to an incredible rate of a million rotations per second!
Normally, while very cool, thats not the sort of thing Id write about here.

But I had an idle moment, and wondered about what that rotation really meant. I did a little math, and came up with some astonishing numbers.
First off, graphene is a flat sheet made up of carbon ato


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