Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wonder If It Will Make Good Knives And Guns?

The eggheads in Oak Ridge say that they have created a steel that is 70% stronger than current steels.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've created a new cast stainless steel that is 70 percent stronger than comparable steels.

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. ITER Project Office located at ORNL said the new steel in being evaluated for use in the huge shield modules required by the ITER fusion device.

ITER (originally the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is a multibillion-dollar international research and development project to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power and to enable studies of self-heating burning plasmas.

Hey, they have their uses for this steel, and I have mine.

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