ANYONE who has read any of my musings over recent months will surely have come to the conclusion I am not what the young people may refer to as trendy (do young people still use that word?) I steer well clear of social media, I’m not on Facebook and I use Twitter solely as a means of getting news quickly.
IN HIS speech to the 2011 Tory Party Conference, George Osborne highlighted the development of a new wonder-material, ‘Graphene’ by researchers at the University of Manchester. He correctly explained how the material – with its properties of extreme high strength, flexibility and electrical superconductivity – had thousands of potential applications – and that our region was well placed to be the world-leader in ‘Graphene Industries’. He even pledged £50m of funding to assist with its development.