Turning Girl Scout Cookies Into Graphene

5:06 minutes

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Researchers at Rice University in Houston have discovered a cheap source of the wonder material graphene: baked goods. Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of The Annals of Improbable Research, talks about how to transform a box of Girl Scout cookies into $15 billion worth of the carbon-based substance—in theory, at least.

Segment Guests

Marc Abrahams

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of Annals of Improbable Research and the founder and master of ceremonies for the Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Meet the Producer

About Sam Flatow

Sam Flatow is a former production assistant for Science Friday.