What might be considered the most exciting breakthrough in the world of materials is just around the corner.
Graphene, a material that was studied theoretically in the 1940s, is in the spotlight now as researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea said they are working on developing the wonder material.
Graphene is only a single atom thick, yet so pliable that a cell phone can fold and fit in a pocket like a piece of paper. A single ounce of the material could cover 28 football fields. It is a form of carbon that conducts heat and electricity and can also be submerged in liquid without oxidizing.
And get this: while it's light and pliable, it's also the hardest material in the world—some 200 times stronger than steel.