Internet guy who believes in the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Feb 25, 2002
Star Trek IV wasn't far off, transparent aluminum is here: "A ceramic research lab in Dresden, Germany, has developed transparent aluminium by subjecting fine-grained aluminum to a whopping 1200 degrees Celsius ...the result of which is amazingly light but three times tougher than hardened steel of the same thickness, and see-through." Hello computer. Oh, a keyboard. How quaint.