Robert Ritchie, a professor of material science at U.C. Berkeley, has created metallic glass, a material he believes is the strongest and toughest to date. At the school's lab, Ritchie and his students try to break the new material to see if it's resistant to fracture. Ritchie hopes metallic glass could one day be used for airplane engines and large structures such as bridges.
Metallic glass: The strongest, toughest material yet?
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Robert Ritchie, a professor of material science at U.C. Berkeley, has created metallic glass, a material he believes is the strongest and toughest to...
Mar 17, 2011
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No substance, no video, no info??? Pretty dumm don't you think? Guess you have a bias against iPad and iPhones and iPod Touch. Too bad there are only 40-50 million of us.
Video doesn't work, nothing offers to install. what cheezy codec do you people use for these things?
Video did not talk about subject. However I believe this is the precursor to Transparent Aluminum. That was Star Trek IV movie, the journey home I believe.
Well, that was a waste of time. Just an artsy piece to show people playing with materials and instruments. But seriously, what is the difference between metallic glass and glassy metals? I remember that years ago, researchers were experimenting with ways of quenching metals so they would not create crystalline formations since these boundaries are most susceptible to cracking. The problem was the metals started crystallizing when heated or stressed.
WOW! I've waited 4 weeks till I decided to make a comment. In those weeks only one person (klevy) makes comment about transparent aluminum. Kudoos to you, klevy. The video is very basic and doesn't even name any elements/materials they are using ... maybe it would give away too much info about their process. I do wish them luck and do look forward to being able to put something like transparent aluminum in my window ports of my space ship.
I saw one mention, one supposed pressure resistance test. The rest of the entire video was generic materials testing.
Hmm, the streets of Heaven are paved in gold as clear as glass. So what does God know about structural metal? Rev 21: 21 And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
This video provided no substantive information on the subject of the headline. The materials shown, particularly the rod he bends so handily, are definitely not as strong as any structural material currently in general use. What was the point of this clip?
Is this a commercial? It certainly looks like one. It's a good thing that they're not advertising men's hair dye.
You have eliminated us iPhone and iPad users from viewing much less commenting on articles. Such bias discourages us from viewing Dumm (er, smart?) Planet.
I run firefox on xp. video works fine. the container is m4v which apple uses in quicktime 7. not 6. you would expect it to work on apple gizmos first, but thats not how apple does things.