On March 2, 2011, astronauts on the US Space Shuttle Discovery attached a new module (called Leonardo) to the International Space Station (ISS).  This new module, which was docked to the ISS, will be used for storage.  On return to Earth, as requested by the Japanese, Discovery will bring back a bottle which contains a sample of vacuum - what do you think will be in that...

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Dr. Andre Geim and Dr. Konstantin Novoselov "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." 


So, what is graphene?  Graphene is the same element used in your No. 2 pencil ("graphite") and to the element that makes a...