MATERIALS SCIENCE NEWS STANENE: Tin Can Superconducting A single layer of tin – the same element used to coat tin cans – could be the world’s first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips.
Camouflaged nanoparticles (yellow) cloaked in the membranes of white blood cells rest on the surface of an immune system cell (phagocyte, blue) without being recognized, ingested and destroyed. Image: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
A single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern is the strongest material on Earth. It would take an elephant balanced on a pencil to create enough concentrated strength to break through a graphene sheet the thickness of saran wrap.
It looks like relaxing on a bed of squishy volleyballs, but the Feel Seating System Deluxe is made up of 120 “soft and extremely pleasant” balls. You can change it up to a variety of positions to make any kind of chair or lounger you prefer.