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Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

Wow...

so now there are 3 types of wood, as opposed to 2.... cool




posted on May, 16 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam




And you can use optically imperfect bits for armor. Something we've been working on off and on...might as well get some use out of the culls.


See-through armour? I'm liking the sound of that.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: angryhulk

Well i seem to remember playing snooker/pool as a child and repeatedly bouncing the ball off a double glazed window during my break with no damage to the window.

Ive also seen them being skelped with half bricks to little or no effect. So those pre-teen nutcases must have been high on more than sugar or eating there Weetabix that day.

Im not suggesting they are indestructible but compared to normal plate glass there are certainly rather robust.

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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Then you make the beer disappear and then you can see through the can, magic!



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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Fibreglass 2.0?



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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There's a, "That's what she said", joke in here somewhere.

But I'm overcome by the awesomeness of this to think of one.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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Great shielding for starships. Possibility to use as a mirror or use in cloaking.

That's if their minds are conceive it.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Bedlam




And you can use optically imperfect bits for armor. Something we've been working on off and on...might as well get some use out of the culls.


See-through armour? I'm liking the sound of that.


Yes.. see through armor for women. i approve.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: angryhulk
a reply to: interupt42

This is most definitely interesting however I would prefer if we deterred ourselves from chopping down even more trees.


Sustainability is far more of an issue now than it ever has been before, it's perfectly fine to chop down trees as long as we're replacing that source and replenishing the supply as we go.

There is more we can do of course, but things are far better now that people are taking personal responsibility for where their wood comes from.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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Different applications get different types, and different treatments, of glazing.

A 3mm dual glaze S/U doesn't take much force to penetrate both layers. (Basic residential)

A 6mm dual glazed, tempered S/U will take a considerable amount of force to penetrate both layers. (Basic commercial at entrances (where the majority of impacts occur))

And, that doesn't take into account how much exterior envelope requirements have changed over time.


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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: peck420

Yes i understand that different products and tolerances are required for different circumstances. My only point being that double glazing is rather more robust than its plate glass counterpart.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

The coolest invention until transparent aluminum.


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

The coolest invention until transparent aluminum.





posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Pop culture reference missed.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Pop culture reference not missed.




edit on 16-5-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Pop culture reference not missed.




For those unfamiliar with the reference, here's a little (just a little) more context:




posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

The coolest invention until transparent aluminum.


What do you mean "until"?

www.surmet.com...



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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I wonder if it's termite and wood rot proof? Chip and scratch resistant? Homes in tornado alley would probably benefit from these wood windows. Instead of boarding up broken windows after a tornado, their windows would already be permanently boarded up.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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I can't wait to get a Fender strat from this, and debate it's wood tone properties lol...



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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Huh, so interesting that I have "wood" right now ...

one just cannot see it.



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