Ok, so graphene isn't exactly something new. Researchers have been studying the single-layer carbon material in the lab for a while now. But what is revolutionary about this MIT group's experiment is HOW the graphene material is created&mdash:using heat and pressure instead of painstaking molecular placement—which resulted in a process that is replicable and much more affordable to reproduce. The resulting material is 5% more dense than steel but 10 TIMES stronger. This could have big implications for architecture, especially skyscrapers, not to mention space exploration. The process can be used with organic molecules other than the expensive graphene too, to keep costs down. Read the full story at Fast Company.

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