Graphene-infused Silly Putty Detects Human Respiration, Spider Footsteps (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Professor Jonathan Coleman of Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics, along with postdoctoral researcher Conor Boland, have used graphene to make the children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity, creating extremely sensitive sensors. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Dec. 9, 2016, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by C.S. Boland at Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) in Dublin, Ireland, and colleagues was titled, 'Sensitive electromechanical sensors using viscoelastic graphene-polymer nanocomposites.' Credit AMBER, Trinity College Dublin Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail 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.