“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?
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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