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Have a New Color Car Every Day!

November 01, 2007

Author: Andrea Dangelewicz, Clemson University Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Have you ever looked at cars and said, that car's a nice color, but that other one is terrible? Or you wish you could just change the color for a day, perhaps on game day of your favorite football team? Well, that may soon be possible. Scientists have recently developed a "paramagnetic paint" coating that can change color at the push of a button.

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