The Big Think

October 12, 2004

Modern Marvel

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 2:27 am

The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” is one of the coolest shows on TV. Tonight’s episode: Metals.

Did you know that blacksmiths worked on black metals like iron, while whitesmiths worked on white metals like tin?

Also, as an illustration of how far we’ve come and how technology is transparently changing our lives. A modern car is constructed of as much as 60% from metals and metal alloys that didn’t exist as little as 10 years ago. Weird that my truck is old tech and Erin’s new car is the new tech… and that her car will be old news when the next round of vehicles comes about.

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  1. Very Cool!

    Comment by Erin — October 12, 2004 @ 8:07 am

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