What do they all have in common? They are made from carbon, the atom of life (for Earth at least). And two researchers have now won the Nobel Prize in Physics for creating graphene, a single-atom thin layer of carbon arranged in large sheets. They created it by peeling it off graphite with scotch tape... incredulous. More from the article in New York Times:
So, in one single material, you go from scotch tape to quantum weirdness, that's something. Science can really be lovely and amazing. Oh, did I mention that graphene is invisible too?