CAR 3 (IMAGE) Rice University Caption Rice University graduate student Kevin Wyss holds untreated parts from an “end-of-life” truck that would be ground into powder and turned into graphene via the lab’s flash Joule heating process. The graphene can then be repeatedly recycled to provide enhanced strength and sound-dampening polyurethane for new vehicles. Credit Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Usage Restrictions None License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.