Researcher devise ‘metallic wood’ that’s stronger than titanium but could float on water

“The reason we call it metallic wood is not just its density, which is about that of wood, but its cellular nature,” says lead author James Pikul.

Scientists spot traces of titanium in scorching hot planet’s atmosphere

The planet is almost as hot as the Sun.a

White paint might be causing a lot of Type 2 diabetes, preliminary research finds

White may hide a dark secret.

Chinese doctors replace woman’s vertebrae with 3D printed titanium implants

Medical technology is entering a new era.

Blood-repelling surface might finally put an end to clotting in medical implants

The resulting material could spare thousands from having to deal with blood clots.

GeoPicture of the day: Titanium

Believe it or not, this is actually titanium, though not natural. It was obtained through a process called iodide process (or crystal bar process), unlike natural titanium, which is usually found chemically bonded in various ways found in rock ores. For more information, you should really check out this video (it’s actually a series with many other ones).

Surgery replaces woman’s jaw with a 3D printed titanium one

Hailed as a breakthrough in reconstructive surgery, an 83-year old woman had her lower jaw replaced by an exact 3D printed replica made out of titanium. The implant was made by heating and fusing together titanium ore, one layer at a time with a laser. The procedure took place last summer in the Netherlands, but only recently became public. Usually,

Mining the moon: an entrepreneur’s vision

While the Earth is steadily being depleted of its natural resources, it might become imperative to look to the sky for alternatives. Studies so far alone has shown that the moon has twenty times more titanium and platinum than anywhere on Earth, along with helium 3, a rare isotope of helium, which is nonexistent on our planet, that many feel could be