Robert Murray-Smith interview! by mark dansie | Feb 28, 2016 | Energy Harvesting, Magnetics, Months | 5 comments Nano-sat could bring communication technology to the entire globe for next to nothing Graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologiesThis is the interview mark referred to in his news summary. I felt it would be of great interest to many of you Nano-sat could bring communication technology to the entire globe for next to nothing Graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologies alpcns . It sure was enjoyable to watch, even with the audio issues. Poor Zero was constantly busy with cables and settings, I think, but overall I could follow what Murray-Smith was talking about. Very interesting research – and incredible numbers here and there.When Zero asked about the supercaps (size of a ream of A4 paper) RMS is working on, with these breathtaking values, I couldn’t help thinking of applications such as electric cars, where a bunch of these supercaps (say, the size of the floor…) would make spectacular acceleration (and regeneration) possible. Simon Derricutt Sad about the sound. Still, RMS is a cheerful guy who also knows his stuff which is refreshing. I’m not certain that the supercaps will achieve the energy-densities projected, but I’m looking forward to the test data. They’ll still most likely be the most cost-effective energy storage around.It would be instructive to have the blooper tape they mentioned. In the real world of science there are a lot of things that go wrong before you find the way to get everything right. Pick up and start again. The Hollywood portrayals of scientists tend to give people the idea that someone has a theory, builds something to demonstrate it and it works first time (and saves/destroys the world in the process). That is what we’d call poetic license – Murphy’s law applies instead (what can go wrong will go wrong). It takes a number of failures to find the right method even if the principle is correct, which is why I don’t attack people for getting things wrong. Maybe traditional theory is wrong and the inventor is right, and it’s just difficult to get the process right. Nearly all the time we find that the old theory applies, but occasionally there’s something new. H.M.Bronkhorst Simon most true you will hit the wall first some time before you are at the finish . Regards , Henk alpcns . You forgot to mention Murphy’s brother, Graham, who insists that Murphy is a incurable optimist. So…. anything that can go wrong, WILL go wrong, and that’s considered optimistic… 😉 flyingunderthewire there seems to be truth about surface area in how power storage works making it more effective i think. thin layering of graphene makes that possible when compared to other options would it not? optimistic yes, yet practically wise enough to develop it further.