Graphene aerogel. Titanium foam. Aluminum bubble wrap. Artificial spider silk. Molecular superglue. These recently invented five of the materials not only sound cool—they will change the world. Here's how.
Eat your heart out, Wolverine. The X-Men superhero won't be the only one with metal fused into his skeleton if a new titanium foam proves suitable for replacing and strengthening damaged bones.
It's not quite an adamantium skeleton, but new titanium foam could revolutionize bone implants. The material can integrate with the patient's natural bone, reducing the stress on both the original bone and the implant and making the overall skeleton stronger.