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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Navy (not Medical) Related: Materials inspired by Mother Nature: A 1-pound boat that could float 1,000 pounds

Combining the secrets that enable water striders to walk on water and give wood its lightness and great strength has yielded an amazing new material so buoyant that, in everyday terms, a boat made from 1 pound of the substance could carry five kitchen refrigerators, about 1,000 pounds.

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