Twin Towers Collapsed Due To Magnetic Properties Of Steel, New Research Shows

10/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Scientists say an understanding of how the Twin Towers collapsed will help them develop the materials needed to build fusion reactors.

New research shows how steel will fail at high temperatures because of the magnetic properties of the metal.

The New York buildings fell when their steel backbones lost strength in the fires that followed the plane impacts.

Dr Sergei Dudarev told the British Association Science Festival that improved steels were now being sought.

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