Scientists eye first-ever aeroplane made using ultra-thin graphene
It may be the thinnest substance in the world… but scientists hope that graphene could be used to build the toughest-ever aircraft. Manchester University physicists are working to build a new aeroplane coated in the atom-thick miracle substance. They believe it will allow planes to fly higher, use less fuel and even protect them from lighting strikes. Scientists working with aviation experts at Preston’s University of Central Lancashire have create a drone-sized prototype to test out their ideas.