Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Scientist Have Developed Paper Stronger than Cast Iron

Research teams in Sweden and Japan have come up with material that resembles paper, but has the strength of cast iron, reports the NY Times. The super-paper was developed using nanofibrils and appropriately dubbed nanopaper.

The stuff probably won't turn up in a school kid's notebook. The idea is to use nanopaper as a construction material, perhaps to reinforce thin walls. Pound360 wonders if you couldn't armor-plate a vehicle, or person with this stuff.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.