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posted on Oct, 10 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how transparent it could go," said Liangbing Hu, who wrote about the project in Advanced Materials.

Hu's team isn't the only group that's developed a technique for transparent wood -- Swedish researchers have also been able to clear out that pesky visible pulp, replacing it with a transparent polymer. The treatment techniques appear pretty similar: it's a two-stage process.

The researchers first boiled the wood in water, sodium hydroxide and other chemicals for roughly two hours. This flushes out lignin, the molecule responsible for giving wood its color. The team then poured epoxy over the block which makes the wood four to five times stronger, although it makes it all a little less environmentally-friendly in the process.




posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 08:03 AM
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originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
a reply to: pteridine
Light beamed to planet equivalent to Sol light exposure on opposite side of planet that is lit.
Allows continuous illumination Solar energy from day thru night and back to day...
Sizes of collectors, based on materials used to build them.
There is transparent aluminum, but 1 thinks better technology exist (more lite weight & reflective) that can be utilized.



So you are doubling the light reaching earth but expect no additional heating. The earth already receives enough light for power and there is no need to add more. Given your scenario, you would need the equivalent of the earth's surface in solar reflectors. That is unrealistic even with your quick google search for unusual materials. Transparent wood is epoxy filled cellulose -- not a good choice. AlON is a ceramic with a density of 3.7 -- concrete is about 2.5--not a good choice.
Transparent aluminum is a Star Trek invention.
Your scheme has no chance of working. You need to rethink your idea.



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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Not necessarily doubling solar energy reaching the entire planet. In some regions that are dark they will be receiving solar energy at nite? Periodically at nite some will see the opened rose petal like atmospheric objects floating over head in convex, concave or flat configurations illuminated or glowing as they are charged from space spherical objects in higher orbits. To help you visualize, imagine open lotus flowers floating on water at nite glowing...
These atmospheric objects as they glide over will recharge the solar collection-reflection fields on planet and towers when and where needed. They will also keep houses powered and transportation, in air on land and sea.
The simplistic materials shared from transparent "metals" and potential fibers like transparent woods etc. Would be used to build the lense holders and magnifiers. As well as other potential connecting components.
But as stated 1 is sure there exist better lite weight and durable materials that you may not consider existing, which is fine not all are aware of the technological advancements and developments here. And it's not my position to expose them.
So to ask again pteridine, would this save energy if it was built?
edit on 10/11/16 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 11 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
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Not necessarily doubling solar energy reaching the entire planet. In some regions that are dark they will be receiving solar energy at nite? Periodically at nite some will see the opened rose petal like atmospheric objects floating over head in convex, concave or flat configurations illuminated or glowing as they are charged from space spherical objects in higher orbits. To help you visualize, imagine open lotus flowers floating on water at nite glowing...
These atmospheric objects as they glide over will recharge the solar collection-reflection fields on planet and towers when and where needed. They will also keep houses powered and transportation, in air on land and sea.
The simplistic materials shared from transparent "metals" and potential fibers like transparent woods etc. Would be used to build the lense holders and magnifiers. As well as other potential connecting components.
But as stated 1 is sure there exist better lite weight and durable materials that you may not consider existing, which is fine not all are aware of the technological advancements and developments here. And it's not my position to expose them.
So to ask again pteridine, would this save energy if it was built?


No. It is designed to produce energy. To save energy, shift to more efficient lighting, heating and cooling. Make better windows and insulate walls. Make vehicles with better gas mileage that are affordable [www.eliomotors.com...].

As an energy producer, your concept is overly expensive, overly complex, and generally unnecessary as there are much better options that can be applied in the near term. Any system that has to be put in orbit would be high cost and long term.



posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 11:24 PM
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You will be adding metric crap tons of extra heat INTO the atmosphere!



posted on Oct, 12 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: roguetechie
a reply to: Ophiuchus 13

You will be adding metric crap tons of extra heat INTO the atmosphere!
Yes that's the last thing we need right now, since we can't get rid of heat fast enough right now, but thousands of years from now when we start entering the next ice age, that might be a good thing. I don't think the people living in New York city will want to find themselves under a mile of ice like during a previous ice age.




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