Could the next strongest material come from the lead in your pencil? Apparently Professor Andre Geim and Dr Konstantin Novoselov seem to think so. These two Russian researchers recently began isolating and studying graphene. This material is said to be the strongest know to man so far and surprisingly light as well.
“Faster computers, lighter airplanes, transparent touch screens — the list of potential uses runs on. Some scientists say we can’t even imagine what kinds of products might be possible with the substance, which hides in ordinary pencil lead and first was extracted using a piece of regular adhesive tape.” (Malcolm Ritter and Karl Ritter -Austin American Statesman)