Super material of the future could be a vegetable

Nature has always proved to be quite the inspiration when it comes to modern day technology. A bunch of researchers over at Purdue University have recently discovered what could very well be the next big super-material, and for all you know, it might even be a carrot.

The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength, light weight and resilience, have now been shown to have the stiffness of steel. The nanocrystals might be used to create a new class of biomaterials with wide-ranging applications, such as strengthening construction materials and automotive components.

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