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February 4th, 2008

Material Connexion Offers Materials Library, Consultation for Green Design

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Dent also sites nanotechnology and biomimetics as areas to keep an eye on for the near future of materials development. "There's a limit to how strong steel can be. We're not going to find a new metal anytime soon that can significantly out-perform steel," says Dent. "However, you look to nature and you have things like spider silk, which is already outperforming steel in terms of its strength. What we're understanding now is rather than fighting against nature in the manufacturing of materials, we must be looking more towards it to see how nature has been creating a solution to a problem."

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