In 'breakthrough,' scientists create new 'super steel'

February 5, 2015 6:44 PM

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In 'breakthrough,' scientists create new 'super steel'

Ironworker Billy Geoghan reaches out to maneuver a steel beam as it's lifted by crane to the 104th floor of 1 World Trade Center, Aug. 2, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A group of South Korean scientists says it's finally come up with the perfect metallurgical cocktail to create a new form of steel that's flexible, lightweight, relatively inexpensive—and as strong as titanium, Popular Mechanics reports.

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