Army, Arizona State University (ASU) Team on New Alloy With Superhero-Like Strength

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November 19, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: November 19 on

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and ASU have teamed up on a new material composition that super heroes, if real, would envy.

They”ve designed a super strong alloy of copper and tantalum that can withstand extreme impact and temperature. It”s likely the closest material on earth to vibranium, a rare, fictitious metallic substance found in Marvel”s Wakanda and used in Captain America”s shield.