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Medieval nanotechnology

  1. Dec 24, 2006 #1
    In my recent thread, "PF'ers against bad science in journalism", Gokul made a cuutting remark about colloidal silver being labeled a "nanotech" product:

    I ran into a fascinating follow-up; a recent Nature paper finds that the medieval Damascus blades, whose construction remains a mystery, may owe some of their bizarre properties to carbon nanowires, formed in some unknown metallurgical process! (Disclaimer; the medieval blacksmiths had no clue about the nanoscale structure of their blades, lacking electron microscopes).

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7117/abs/444286a.html

    I can't access the full article from my home computer, but a news story describes it to laypersons:

    http://www.nature.com/news/2006/061113/full/061113-11.html

    :cool:
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2006 #2

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