The Power of Materials

With the invention of better materials the world has seen an increase in better engineered pieces of technology. With better steel comes better bridges, with better plastics come better water bottles. Materials are a powerful enough to even change society. In 1888 the pneumatic plastic tire was created, which lead to bicycles not just being for the upper class. Now in 2014 we use materials to design lighter faster bikes for racing. A race bike not built with carbon fiber is so unheard of that people forget that carbon fiber is a material that was invented quite recently. There are so many advancements in materials that new ones are being created every day, that we have no idea what to do with. Imagine what the future will be like with the power of materials.

-Sean Terry

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