University of Manchester professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have won the 2010 Nobel Physics Prize for their discovery of graphene — the strongest and thinnest known material in existence — six years ago. Simply put, it’s “just one atom thick but it’s more than 100 times stronger than steel.” Continue reading to watch the news report.

Nearly transparent, graphene is a highly heat-resistant conductor of electricity that has potential for use in transportation, electronics, and computers. Its particles have an organization that looks similar to that of a honeycomb, but it’s too dense to be penetrated by even helium.

[via PCMagGoogle]