Crushed Wood is Stronger than Steel

Imagine cities with buildings made of crushed wood. Or, perhaps, cruisin' down the highway in your very own wood-made Honda Civic. Come to find out, this may be a thing of the future. Compressing wood and removing some of its polymers can increase its strength by more than a factor of ten, which could make the humble material an eco-friendly alternative to using plastics and metals.


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