Made to Measure

Made to Measure

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This text describes how scientists are inventing thousands of materials, ranging from synthetic skin, blood and bone, to substances that repair themselves and adapt to their environment. It outlines how newly-invented materials will transform our lives in the 21st century.The effect is rather like that of two people jumping on a single trampoline: if they jump together, they can reach greater heights than each alone, but if one lands while the other is taking off, the trampoline seems to lose its aquot;spring.aquot; To turn theanbsp;...

Title:Made to Measure
Author:Philip Ball
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 1999


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