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Materials For Tomorrow: Memory Metal

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
156
Date Released
1975
Length of issue (in feet)
504
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Materials For Tomorrow: Mouldable Metal
  2. 2Materials For Tomorrow: Non-Drip Development
  3. 3Materials For Tomorrow: Memory Metal
  4. 4Materials For Tomorrow: Duplex Fibres
  5. 5Materials For Tomorrow: Saffil
  6. 6Materials For Tomorrow: Wonder Wrap Detector

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 6
Summary
COI synopsis: From the age of stone to the age of steel, the world we live in has been shaped by the materials we use. Tomorrow’s world will be shaped by the strange, complex materials being developed today. This issue takes a look at a few of these materials for tomorrow. A metal with the strangest property of all. When cool it’s pliable and easily bent. But heat it and, as a "memory" returns, powerful forces pull it back to its original shape. An extraordinary material already playing a part in keeping aircraft in the air.
Keywords
Aircraft; Science and technology; Engineering; Design
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 51 [BFI National Archive]
COI Microfilm Roll 54 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/156
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Cutter
Peter Greenaway
Editor
Peter Greenaway

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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