From PC to Plane - Making New Metals

Episode of: The Naked Scientists Podcast

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May 22, 201259m
From PC to Plane - Making New Metals
May 22 '1259m
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How do you make a new metal? This week, we follow a novel alloy from PC to plane, finding out how computer modelling and design can help us create new metals with exciting new properties. We also discover how these newly-designed metals are forged, treated and tested before they form the basis of a new generation of jet engines. In the news, deep-sea dwelling bacteria that are still digesting a meal dating from the time of the dinosaurs, a shot-in the arm for ageing satellites and a brain-interface device to permit paralysed patients to control robotic arms... For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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