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Old 12-17-2016, 06:45 PM   #1
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Clear Aluminum

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Old 12-17-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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Cool...how much for a hull made of that stuff? Fuel tanks?
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Pretty interesting. A transparent ceramic...

Wonder just how brittle it might be.

Take a look at graphene sometime for the future of materials....

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Old 12-17-2016, 08:24 PM   #4
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Pretty interesting. A transparent ceramic...

Wonder just how brittle it might be.

Take a look at graphene sometime for the future of materials....

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Well it can't be very brittle if they are going to use it to replace the existing windows in the space station.
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:23 AM   #5
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Well it can't be very brittle if they are going to use it to replace the existing windows in the space station.
If people think changing a thru hull on a boat in the water is tricky.....
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:32 AM   #6
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Ah I remember when Mister Scott gave us the formula. He did say it might take a while to figure it out.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:00 AM   #7
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Ah I remember when Mister Scott gave us the formula. He did say it might take a while to figure it out.
Yet another violation of the Prime Directive! But I have to say we have overlooked the obvious:ST IV certainly belongs on the Movie Night thread.

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Aluminum oxynitride. Sounds like it is interesting material.

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Cool, my entire boat could be transparent! Except the head...I wonder how I would find her in an anchorage...? I guess you would see a toilet levitating above a large rusting Cummins...that's enough I'm outta here
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