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Shape-shifting alloys hold promise

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Imagine untwisting a finger-size spring, then holding the flame from a lighter underneath the unraveled section. Like magic, it twirls itself into a spring again because the metal alloy remembered its original shape. Sandia National Laboratories researchers think such shape-memory alloys could be used to improve safety in weapons components in a […]