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Fractal nanostructures used to build new supermaterials

The materials can be designed to meet predetermined criteria such as weighing only a tiny fraction of their macroscopic counterpart, displaying extreme plasticity, or featuring outstanding mechanical strength. The pickup car

A Tesla Model S has a curb weight of 2,108 kg (4,650 lb), the battery pack making up a significant portion of that figure, but in most cases the cargo it carries is only around one tenth of that number. From an efficiency standpoint, this is an unmitigated disaster: everything that isn't cargo is simply overhead, and having to carry that much of it around will shorten the car's range considerably.

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