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Vilkata
2005-Nov-03, 12:12 AM
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/technologies/liquidmetal.html

Liquid Metal: A new material, formed of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper, and beryllium. It is twice as strong as titanium. It is molded as easily as plastic. It has been proven that Liquidmetal can handle lots of stress without losing its shape and is three times more elastic than other alloys.

So... Doesn't this mean that new high performance super aircraft can be built as easily as my keyboard, so to speak?

This could seriously revolutionise the entire world. Depending on how cheap this stuff gets in the future, we could have cars built cheaper, and far stronger, than todays cars. High performance air speriority fighters built far cheaper and stronger than todays best. It could be really, really big. What do you think?

---Vil.

publiusr
2005-Nov-03, 06:55 PM
It is also rather brittle. It is a good coating, and would be good for Sea Dragon in the future. More on this at the technology section at the www.spacefellowship.com forum (Technology thread).