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Comment Immature Terminology (Score 5, Interesting) 63

Okay, I know this is off topic and I apologize, but can we agree that its time to stop calling them "Cybercriminals"? It's not 1997 anymore and internet-enabled devices are deeply integrated into most aspects of all our lives - they're just criminals.

I'm serious by the way, this isn't an attempt to be funny. Appending the cyber- prefix automatically sets them apart and I think that's a bad thing. They're thieves, and we already have plenty of words for those.

Submission + - Scientists in China predict pentagonal graphene

TechkNighT_1337 writes: Chinese scientists made calculations and predict that a new 2D allotrope of carbon based in a pentagonal form resembling an common pavement in the streets of cairo can be synthesized, they call this new form penta-graphene from the announcement in the Chemistry World they say: "The team found that not only should a pentagon-containing version of graphene be fairly stable, it should also be stronger than conventional graphene and be able to withstand higher temperatures, up to 730C. It would also be a natural semiconductor, unlike conventional graphene, which is a highly efficient conductor and has to be chemically modified to turn it into a semiconductor."

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