Transparent aluminum?

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  1. evangilder

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    Really interesting stuff Eric. At the moment though it is two and half times the price of glass but I see this going into mass production before the end of the decade.
     
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    That is some neat stuff.
     
  4. evangilder

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    Yep, pricey for now, but that is not unusual for new technologies. I would imagine that it will become more prevalent. Cool science!
     
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    Clever stuff Eric as you say the price will come down, prototype materials always cost a bomb look at carbon fibre its a fraction of what it initially cost.
     
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    Intersting! 8)
     
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    Yea yea... George Lucas already had this stuff back in the day... Its called transparsteel....
     
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    did anyone say cycling ? hmmmmmmmm invisible bikes...... ah very Kühl ! wonder how light it will be ?

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    It will never catch on build a plane out of it and the pilot wont be able to find it. In a scramble all you'll see is guys in G suits running around the field with theirs hands streached out in front hoping to bump into their bird.
     
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    Be a bummer trying to us the hud.
     
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    Hmmm I love that pic!
     
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