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Materials used by humanity to build objects have evolved over the years. Since the stone and wood used by the first human beings to the composite materials nowdays, technology goes on researching and developing new ones.
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Properties of Materials - Science Games & Activities for Kids

Properties of Materials - Science Games & Activities for Kids | Materials all around us | Scoop.it
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Experiment on your own the properties of materials and have fun!

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Once upon a time, wood from the Canary Islands pine forests ...

Once upon a time, wood from the Canary Islands pine forests ... | Materials all around us | Scoop.it

Inagua landscape in Gran Canaria/Wood and charcoal from pines.

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was extensively used as a material for construction: pillars, beams, floors, furniture in general, etc. It was hardly appreciated for being a
resistant wood. The name given to this type of wood was tea.
Appart from the wood, many other elements were taken advantage: charcoal as fuel, it's leaves once they fall down to the floor and dry were used
to wrap bananas in order to maintain them in good conditions during they are exported. Another material extracted from the pine tree trunk was its resin
that was transformed into pitch or pez mainly used for caulking in boats and for medicinal purposes.

But this abussive and non sustanaible extraction caused drastic deforestation.


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Different materials for different objects

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Really interesting way to justify the election of the material in different objects.

 

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NatureTech : The Material World (BBC) Part 1/4 HD

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Interesting videos (4) to understand how technology gets inspiration from the nature to create new materials.

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Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013'

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Rumours abound that next year will see the launch of the first bendy phone - but what is this technology of the future?
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Just around the corner, flexible mobiles are also possible. Who in the world would have imagined such and incredible invention?

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