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Materials scientists have been singing graphene's praises since it was first isolated in 2005. Now, for the first time, researchers have measured the intrinsic strength of graphene, and they've confirmed it to be the strongest material ever tested, providing good evidence that graphene transistors could take the heat in future ultrafast microprocessors.

A sheet of graphene would be strong enough to support the weight of a car balanced atop a pencil.
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