This New “Super Wood” Is as Strong as Steel

Wood is great. It looks nice as a building material. It grows right out of the ground. But compared to things like concrete, marble, and steel, it’s not all that strong. Well, it didn’t used to be, anyway. Scientists have now created a “super wood” that’s strong enough to stop a bullet.

Daniel Ayala’s insight:
"Super wood" stronger than steel and some titanium alloys. Cheap to produce. Lightweight. This new material can directly benefit drones by lowering their cost while increasing their fuel-efficiency. This is a good alternative to replace the plastic that is currently being used on drones; we do not need anymore plastic in our environment.

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