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Scientist Creates Roswell UFO Metal - Crockett

From: Josh Crockett <thirdeyeching.nul>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 19:54:06 EST
Fwd Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:19:14 -0500
Subject: Scientist Creates Roswell UFO Metal - Crockett


Witnesses who found the debris from the Roswell, New Mexico UFO
crash in 1947 reported seeing metal as thin as the silver foil
from a cigarette pack that nonetheless could not be pierced by a
bullet. Now Discover Magazine reports that scientists have
created what sounds like the same thing.

Brad Lemley writes in the April issue of Discover about a metal
strip as thin as aluminum foil that cannot be even be severed by
wire cutters. When a steel ball is dropped onto it, the ball
bounces back and will not go through it.

Lemley writes, "It's all astounding, yet oddly familiar. In the
typical science fiction film circa 1950, there's that scene in
which scientists return from the just-landed flying saucer and
tell the Army brass that no tool known to humankind an cut,
burn, bend or otherwise scar the hull. But the metal in front of
me is decidedly terrestrial in origin=E2=80=94it was developed in
Pasadena=E2=80=A6

"It's called metallic glass, or amorphous metal, and it appears
to be nothing less than an entirely new class of material that
can be used to build lighter, stronger versions of anything."
Amorphous metal is made by rearranging the atoms in metal so
they react differently to heat. William Johnson, who helped
discover it, says, "This is the structural material of the
future." Was it also the structural material of the past for
another civilization?

A strange type of foam, made up of magnesium and bismuth, with
gaps between elements which do not reveal how they are
sandwiched together, was also found at Roswell. Johnson says, "A
sandwich made of two thin sheets of amorphous metal flanking
amorphous foam would be strong, light, insulating fireproof,
bug-proof, rustproof, sound dampening, and difficult to
penetrate with bombs."

Sources:

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=3D3635

http://www.discover.com/issues/apr-04/features/glassy-metals/?page=3D2



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