A New Age of Materials Is Dawning, for Everything From Smartphones to Missiles

There have been only a handful of ages of new materials in the history of humankind—ceramics, steel and plastics come to mind—and we are now on the cusp of the next one: composites. When we talk of composites, we’re speaking about such things as the carbon-fiber ones in wind turbines, race cars and …

A New Age of Materials Is Dawning, for Everything From Smartphones to Missiles
There have been only a handful of ages of new materials in the history of humankind—ceramics, steel and plastics come to mind—and we are now on the cusp of the next one: composites. When we talk of composites, we’re speaking about such things as the carbon-fiber ones in wind turbines, race cars and …