Most people are well familiar with light when it comes to white light and how it can be separated by a prism to a spectrum of colors, but life’s not all just sunshine and rainbows. Here, we’re going to get into how light can be produced so intensely that it can burn, cut, and destroy (cue evil villain laugh).
Graphene is a single-atom thick layer of carbon atoms closely linked in a hexagonal 2D sheet. Once formed, this stuff is so strong, you couldn’t pierce through it with anything less than about 5 tons crushing down on a point the size of a pencil tip.
In Non-Newtonian fluids, the viscosity or “thickness” of the liquid changes when it is stressed. This means that when they’re shaken or stirred, the liquid becomes either “thinner” and flows more freely, or “thicker” and resists movement.