A Brief History of Materials | Advanced Materials Part 1 | Andrew Maynard

What are advanced materials, and are they safe? In this series of seven videos, Risk Bites takes you through the emergence of increasingly advanced materials over the 20th century and the incredible opportunities that these materials and the associated science and technology open up. We'll also be delving into the unique risks that advanced materials potentially raise, and how these might be navigated. Risk Bites was created by Andrew Maynard. This week's video was produced by Andrew Maynard and David Faulkner Risk Bites is supported by the ASU Risk Innovation Lab and School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites 

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