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MIT Engineers Create the “Impossible” – New Material That Is Stronger Than Steel and As Light as Plastic
The new substance is the result of a feat thought to be impossible: polymerizing a material in two dimensions. Using a novel polymerization process, MIT chemical engineers have created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic, and can be easily manufactured in large quan
Put it here as I just imagine how a light weight, strong and relatively easy to produce (thus potentialy cheap in the end) materials can do for evolution of drones. Not just UAV, but also Sea based, underwater and even soldiers drones.
Carbon fiber already being used for some times on modern Airplanes and high performance cars. Even now studies them for High Speed Trains. However high tensile carbon fibers are not cheap. Airplanes and High Performance cars used them, but for daily people transportation is not economical yet to do. Moreover is not provide relative strength then say steel.
If this really develop into relative cheap materials (just like most plastic are), imagine using this for artificial skeletons and frame covers for Land Based soldiers drones, or provide armoured UAV with similar weight to present drones.
Star Wars drone army can really be in the corner.