Thursday, February 6, 2014

Welcome to the molecular age!

A material that is stronger than steel and lighter than water? Yep, and that's just the beginning:
The 21st century has been referred to as the molecular age, a time when scientists are beginning to manipulate materials at the atomic level to create new substances with astounding properties.

Taking a step in that direction, Jens Bauer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and his colleagues have developed a bone-like material that is less dense than water, but as strong as some forms of steel. “This is the first experimental proof that such materials can exist,” Bauer said.
 You can read more about this amazing development and the amazing science behind it, here.