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Real Life Wolverine Claws

“The Wolverine” is one of the biggest movies to hit theaters this summer. And along with his super healing powers, it’s Wolverine’s Adamantium skeleton and claws that makes him such a wicked superhero. That got Trace wondering: Is there anything like adamantium in real life?

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Diamond no longer nature’s hardest material

“The gemstone lost its title of the “world’s hardest material” to man-made nanomaterials some time ago. Now a rare natural substance looks likely to leave them all far behind — at 58% harder than diamond.”

The World’s Strongest Stuff

Ask a materials scientist to choose the strongest material, and you are likely to get a question instead of an answer. What kind of strong? Tensile strength? Toughness? Yield strength? Hardness? When it comes to materials, there isn’t a single definition of strength but rather ways to measure certain characteristics.

What are Aggregated Diamond Nanorods?

“The least compressible material known, with a bulk modulus of 491 gigapascals (GPa) is aggregated diamond nanorods.”

Giz Explains: What Is Liquidmetal?

“Apple has a new toy. It’s a materials company called Liquidmetal, and everybody’s talking! Problem is, nobody seems too sure what they’re talking about. So, Liquidmetal: What is this stuff? And what does Apple want with it?”

Liquidmetal: Redefining Metals for the 21st Century

“A revolution in metals has arrived. NASA, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the U.S. Department of Energy united to help develop a new building material.”

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