• Question: what is the strongest metal on earth?

    Asked by mydadisbig7 to yoyehudi on 17 Nov 2017.
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      Yo Yehudi answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      Um, I dunno, what *is* the strongest metal? (googling quickly, thinking I can’t say Adamantium because Wolverine isn’t real, and neither is Adamantium, quick stop thinking about superheroes….)

      Ok! PopSci.com suggests there is a metallic glass that is stronger than any other known material, here: https://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-01/new-metallic-glass-toughest-strongest-material-yet – very strong, but also very hard to break. The article has some great examples of things that can be strong but still brittle, like a ceramic mug – it handles hot or cold water just fine, but if you drop it on a hard floor it’ll shatter. Apparently this metallic glass is better than that!