8/26/2013
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Ancient Roman technology is proving to be a modern marvel, writes Alex Knapp. Think nanotech is new? Not so. The Lycurgus cup incorporated nanoparticles of silver and gold to produce different colors when lit from different angles. And Roman concrete has endured for centuries under conditions in which modern concrete would crumble in mere decades.

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