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Roswell Memory Metal Reverse-Engineered?

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posted on May, 17 2005 @ 02:18 PM

This new material sounds a lot like some of the material described by witnesses who've seen the debris from the Roswell crash.

An excerpt from the article:

"Many traditional metals are relatively easy to 'deform,' or bend permanently out of shape, because their crystal lattices are riddled with defects. A metallic glass, in contrast, will spring back to its original shape much more readily."

Take note of who funded this.

posted on May, 17 2005 @ 02:19 PM
Yep, we made the comparison back when this story broke... Been way over ten days though, so letting it stand....

posted on May, 17 2005 @ 02:56 PM
I don't see the comparison to the Roswell metal.
First the Roswell metal was malible it could be folded or wadded up and it would then return to its original shape without leaving creases.
It was also very strong and couldn't be torn ,broken, or in anyway destroyed.

Metallic glass on the other hand is not a memory metal. It is formed when the atoms are prevented from forming crystals.
When the artical said that it can be deformed and it bounces back , what the artical was talking about , was its mulecular stucture. In other words if you threw a steel ball at a plate of metalic glass the steel ball would bounce back with great force ,without leaving a dent in the metalic glass .

If you did the same thing to a normal everyday plate of steel the steel ball would bounce back with less force and the steel plate would be left with a dent.

here is a link to a real memory metal

NASA explored this technology in the 1960s, shelved it for a time, then renewed interest in the 1980s, when the agency began preparatory work on the planned Earth-orbiting space station. Among companies awarded contracts for advanced SME investigations was Memry Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Memry Corporation, Brookfield, Connecticut.

And the NASA connection here does make one wonder where did NASA come up with SME Technology.

This link gives an illistration to help visualize the different molecular stuctures between Metallic glass and you average everyday steel.

[edit on 17-5-2005 by lost_shaman]

[edit on 17-5-2005 by lost_shaman]

posted on May, 17 2005 @ 03:10 PM
Well, comparison, not duplication....

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