Thursday, January 19, 2012

Transparent Aluminum!

Once again, life imitates Star Trek.

In a remarkable case of science fiction becoming science fact, it seems scientists have been able to invent transparent aluminium.

The fantastically strong material was mentioned in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Enterprise engineer Mr Scott.

With the crew of the Enterprise stuck in the 20th century, Scotty barters his knowledge of 24th century technology with an engineer in exchange for having a tank built.

It appears that now that the future has arrived. Sort of.

I wonder if you can make guns out of the stuff?

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