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DailyDirt: The Age Of Super Lightweight Stuff

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Civilizations were previously categorized by the materials they used: copper, bronze, iron, steel, plastic, etc. The advancements in material science haven't quite had as much of an impact on society as they used to. Still, there are plenty of really cool materials now that didn't exist just a few decades ago. Here are just a few examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Feb 2012 @ 10:34pm

    aerogels are pretty pricey!

    thinkgeek sells this stuff for ~$40 for a little tiny piece... so on a weight basis, this stuff is insanely expensive.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Feb 2012 @ 3:10am

    "The advancements in material science haven't quite had as much of an impact on society as they used to" - oh sure and semiconductors weren't that much of an advancement right?

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    Pixelation, 9 Feb 2012 @ 7:38am

    I want to make a car out of this stuff. When someone gets me upset I'll pick up my car and threaten to throw it at them.

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