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Goblet tricks suggests ancient Romans were first to use nanotechnology

Aug 27, 2013 by Bob Yirka weblog
Goblet tricks suggests ancient Romans were first to use nanotechnology
Credit: The Trustees of the British Museum
(Phys.org) —Recent evidence suggests that the Roman craftsmen who created the Lycurgus Cup, a glass drinking goblet, used nanotechnology to cause the goblet to change color under different lighting. The cup’s unique properties were first noted when it was brought to a museum in the 1950s—it wasn’t until 1990, however, that researchers figured out how the color changers were brought about…

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-08-goblet-ancient-romans-nanotechnology.html#jCp

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