Giz Explains: What's the Strongest Material Known to Man?

Adamantite! Rearden Metal! Uru! Durasteel! Dalekanium! Unobtanium! Thousands of fictional characters have fought and died for these equally fictional super-materials. So what is the real-life strongest substance on our puny, sun-warmed planet? » 10/26/10 2:40pm 10/26/10 2:40pm

Graphene Confirmed as the World's Strongest Known Material

The scientific community has been praising graphene as some sort of miracle material for years now-even going so far as to say that it could eventually replace silicon. Well, graphene can now add another statistic to its impressive resume now that researchers have confirmed it as the strongest material ever tested. » 7/17/08 4:10pm 7/17/08 4:10pm