On the materials basis of modern society.

Abstract

It is indisputable that modern life is enabled by the use of materials in its technologies. Those technologies do many things very well, largely because each material is used for purposes to which it is exquisitely fitted. The result over time has been a steady increase in product performance. We show that this materials complexity has markedly increased in… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312752110

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