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A new material that is the strongest in the world has been discovered by scientists that could hold the future to flexible electronics.  It’s a single atomic layer of carbon arranged in a honeycomb pattern called Graphene. The material is so strong it would take an elephant balancing on a pencil to break through a sheet as thin as Saran Wrap.

Results of tests have shown the strength, at an atomic scale, would be the same from inches to much larger sizes. The new material would help the further development of flexible electronics such as roll-up T.V screens.