Self -Driving… Chemistry?

Edward Dixon
Jun 5, 2020 · 10 min read
“Iterations” (Seema Gaur, Emil “GAN” Barbuta)

“Materials science” doesn’t have quite the pulse-raising associations as, say, “aerospace” or “robotics”. This is a shame! Stone tools — with wooden shafts — were key to the elevation of an ape with rather underdeveloped teeth and claws to the top of the food chain. Metallurgy gave us copper, bronze and iron — and corresponding waves of conquest and settlement (for at least 10,000 years, there has been strong selection pressure in favour of…