If I were going to college today, I’d be studying materials science. In fact I’ve been looking at online master’s degree programs — UW and Columbia both have interesting programs. A better use of my time than Oblivion.
I’d be studying materials science because things like the following fascinate me:
* Batteries that recharge in seconds — ScienCentral Video News: Super Battery
* Massive increases in data density on disks — heat-assisted data storage
* Just because you can make them — gold buckyballs