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Can we grow a stronger-than-steel ‘wonder material’ to save the world?

By Amar Toor

blue green algae

It’s stiffer than Kevlar, thinner than paper, and in a few years, it may be mass-produced using only sunlight and water.

Scientists in the US this week announced a new, and potentially groundbreaking method for producing nanocellulose — a so-called “wonder material” derived from tree fiber that could be used to create ultra-thin displays, lightweight body armor, and a wide range of other products.

Their key ingredient? Algae.
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