October 19, 2005

Transparent Aluminum

In Star Trek IV, humpback whales were successfully beamed into a container made with "transparent aluminum", after Mr. Scott presented the chemical breakdown to a bewildered plant manager.

Coincidentally, just as the actor's ashes are being flown into space, the U.S. military is experimenting with transparent aluminum capable of stopping a .50-caliber bullet.

Ain't the future neat!


Blogger JimInNJ said...

Wow, "virtually scratch-resistant"!

- Jim

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