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Transparent Aluminum

Okay, Star Trek fans–remember this scene from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)?

It turns out that a transparent aluminum ceramic actually exists. It isĀ aluminum oxynitride and is currently being marketed as ALON by Surmet.

From the following demonstration, it seems to live up to the hype.

via MAKEzine.com

January 6, 2014 Posted by | Science and Technology, Television, Video | , , , , , | Comments Off on Transparent Aluminum