This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

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Researchers have finally found out why the jade-green cup appears red when lit from behind. The colorful secret of a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice at the British Museum is the key to a super­sensitive new technology that might help diagnose human disease or pinpoint biohazards at security checkpoints.

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