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Memory Foam Never Forgets

January 20, 2009

Author: Michael Burris, Brian Yount, Jonathan Rogers, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Material Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2008 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Memory foam is made out of viscoelastic memory cells. Now you're probably asking yourself, "What does viscoelastic mean?" Viscoelastic is actually a compound word stemming from the words viscous and elastic. Something which is viscoelastic is kind of like both.

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