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Human history was once defined by advances in materials, going from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Age of Steel. Material science could still revolutionize society, but the advances would have to be much more impressive -- like creating a room-temperature superconductor (or transparent aluminum). Here are just a few curious developments in the field of material science. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2013 @ 5:37pm

    Transparent Aluminum exists!

    http://phys.org/news167925273.html

    Well, transparent to extreme ultraviolet radiation, not visible light.

     

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    McCrea (profile), Jul 2nd, 2013 @ 6:05pm

    Re: Transparent Aluminum exists!

    And if you put something inside a transparent box, does that too become transparent? If not, fix it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2013 @ 9:50pm

    Carbon Nano Tubes

    Sure, they are far harder to make, far more expensive, cant carry much current, and have very high losses, and are not nearly as practical as copper, SO LETS USE THEM !!!!

    TECHNOLOGY !!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 3rd, 2013 @ 6:56am

    Material science could still revolutionize society, but the advances would have to be much more impressive

    They have, and continue to revolutionize society, from wood, stone, bronze, steel you now have advanced steals like Titanium, and advanced materials like Kevlar, also nylons, not to mention semiconductors that are also Materials.

    carbon fibre and Kevlar are two significant ones, as is titanium, without which we would not have jet aircraft, and most would agree jets have revolutionized society.

    Plastics is an area of great advancement from the days of Bakelite.

     

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    Mark Goldes, Jul 4th, 2013 @ 1:01pm

    Ultraconductors

    Polymer Ultraconductors are the equivalent of a room temperature superconductor.

    They conduct better than 100,000 times as well as silver, gold or copper.

    Only thin films exist so far, but wire is next.

    See www.chavaenergy.com look under Learn for Ultraconductors.

    You can also find the under CHEAP GREEN at www.aesopinstitute.org

     

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    Keyto Clearskies, Aug 14th, 2013 @ 8:43am

    Re: Ultraconductors

    Chronicles of Mark Goldes, the Perpetual Scam Machine

    1976: Goldes seeks investors with fraudulent claims to have developed a production-ready wind-propelled, wind-rechargeable motorcycle that can reach 60 mph:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1755&dat=19761211&id=iHMjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P2c EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4233,4597316

    1998: Goldes successfully defrauds taxpayers of over four hundred thousand dollars by swindling the witless US Air Force with his "room temperature superconductor" scam.

    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/1998/07/13894

    2005: Goldes seeks investors with fraudulent claims that his company, MPI, is developing "Magnetic Power Modules":

    http://pesn.com/2005/06/17/9600113_MagneticPowerInc_Pre-Production/

    2008: Goldes seeks investors with fraudulent claims that "MPI is also developing breakthrough magnetic energy technologies including POWERGENIE (Power Generation of Electricity by Nondestructive Interference of Energy)." Goldes claims to have "run an electric car for more than 4,800 miles with no need to plug-in." According to Goldes, "[MPI] Revenues from licenses and Joint Ventures are conservatively projected to exceed $1 billion annually by 2012."

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=27&ve d=0CF8QFjAGOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.renewableenergyworld.com%2Fassets%2Fdocuments%2Fstory%2F2008 %2FExecutive%2520Summary%2520Current%25206-2-08.doc&ei=1CsEUrvtCqHJygHY0oCQAQ&usg=AFQjCNGegB prShggPPevHT-PmI74uf32EA&sig2=1SNV5eOyPOOB4Oe56MzonA&bvm=bv.50500085,d.aWc

    2009: Goldes seeks investors with fraudulent claims that his latest scamporation, Chava Energy, "has been developing enhanced theoretical and practical paths that lead towards commercialization of energy conversion systems that utilize hydrinos." He now claims to be "developing a Self Powered Internal Combustion Engine SPICE(tm) powered by hydrinos."

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Hydrinos--One-Barrel-of-W-by-Mark-Goldes-090506-117.h tml

     

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