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Star Trek Revisited: Lehigh Professor Creates Objects From Powders

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April 9, 2001
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John DuPont, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Lehigh University, remembers Star Trek programs in which objects materialized at the push of a button. Fantasy? Maybe not any more. DuPont is studying ways that complex metal objects and parts are made to materialize almost by the flick of a switch.

John DuPont, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Lehigh University, remembers Star Trek programs in which objects materialized at the push of a button. Fantasy? Maybe not any more. DuPont is studying ways that complex metal objects and parts are made to materialize almost by the flick of a switch. It's not as simple a process as that portrayed in Star Trek, but there are similarities.


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