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Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It's a twig, it's a branch, it's... Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called "super wood" that is stronger than many titanium alloys. The research team used a two-step process to drastically increase the density of the wood, thus reinforcing its strength to 10 times that of traditional wood. "It is as strong as steel, but six times lighter," research team co-leader Teng Li told ScienceDaily.
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