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How Will Molecular Engineering Shape the Vehicles of Tomorrow?

We learn how programmable matter like replicated shark skin could make the future of air transportation safer.

by Theo Gibson
Mar 12 2018, 2:00pm

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FLUX is a series that explores technological innovations in mobility and how they will affect our roads, our cities and our relationship to both.

Engineering matter at the molecular level will likely mean dramatic changes to what our vehicles are capable of. Soon we will be able to make them smarter, stronger, and more efficient. In the third episode of FLUX, host Anthony Morgan discusses the state of molecular engineering with George Palikaras, the founder of Metamaterial Technologies, and discovers the possibilities that matter manipulation could unlock.