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    TOHOKU AND OSAKA, JAPAN

    Japanese scientists have been developing revolutionary uses for ceramics and metals.

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    1. SV & PAN PULL BACK TO GV New ceramic scissors and saws laid out on table 0.15
    2. CU Ceramic saw cutting through wood 0.22
    3. CU Ceramic scissors cutting through piece of tin 0.28
    4. CU Saw cutting through metal bar 0.34
    5. CU AND PAN Bar being bent, put over steam and straightening out process 0.47
    6. SV AND PAN Metal flower unbends over steam 0.56
    7. SV AND PAN Spider shaped metal bending one way in hot water, the other way in cold, staying straight when held in the air (2 shots) 1.24
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    Background: TOHOKU AND OSAKA, JAPAN

    Japanese scientists have been developing revolutionary uses for ceramics and metals. Test items, such as a pair of scissors made of strengthened ceramic, have proved this material has extraordinary properties. The scissors look like white plastic but are strong enough to cut tin. A saw made of the same strengthened ceramic can cut wood and even metal bars. Another product, the 'shape-memory metal', is an alloy of nickel and titanium. The alloy can be bent when cold, but will resume its former shape when heated. The 'memory' of its original shape is fixed in the metal when it is heated to between 300 and 500 degrees Centigrade (572 and 932 degrees Fahrenheit). Researchers at Osaka and Tohoku Universities are examining the possible applications of these materials. Their potential is limited only by cost. Although a bucket of hot water could repair a damaged car made of the alloy, the cost of producing the alloy car would be around 250 million dollars.

    Source: NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEICODXRLKSDIDVEP2NEXZF73N
    Media URN:
    VLVAEICODXRLKSDIDVEP2NEXZF73N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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