A breakthrough in material science has produced a highly malleable metallic substance called "metal rubber." This has been developed by a company called NanoSonic, and is the product of nanotechnology fabrication processes.
Metal rubber is very thin and can be bent, folded, or crumpled up, and then immediately snaps back to its original shape. It also conducts electricity just like solid metal. This of course has all sorts of industrial applications, including use in consumer electronics, military and aircraft industries, and medical technologies as well. It also has applications in robotics, where metal rubber could be used for robotic skin or flexible circuits. It may also be useful for creating artificial muscles.
While I'm not a big fan of the over-hyped nanotechnology field, this particular product of nanotechnology looks especially promising. A material such as this could potentially revolutionize flexible circuits and make all electronics, whether in robots, medical devices, or airplanes, far more resilient and resistant to fatigue.
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