While we are busy arguing biology, the folks in materials science are going nuts!
This is cool.
During the demonstration, the streets were slick from rain, and the race car ended up crashing into a barrier. To the surprise of everyone involved, the car’s lattice-like internal structure deformed and then bounced back, absorbing the shock with little damage. A conventionally built car, Jenett says, would likely have been severely dented if it was made of metal, or shattered if it was composite.
2040 may look a lot different than 2020.
To be honest, I did not understand the physics babble in the article. I need the plain English version.
I don’t understand much of it myself. The implication is that we may see super-materials becoming commonplace, allowing things we previously thought impossible (or at least highly unlikely).