Carbon

Hardest Transparent Organic Material Ever Designed by Scientists

"Tougher than stainless steel and even the previous record holder, bulletproof Kevlar, a new, transparent material developed by scientists in Israel is the hardest organic nanostructure known to man. Inspired by an unlikely source -- the beta-amyloid proteins found in patients with Alzheimer's disease -- the new material could be applied to make steel tougher and may also lead to cheaper and lighter body armor.

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