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A type of matter that previously only existed in science-fiction, 'transparent aluminum,' was recently created when the metal was bombarded with a soft X-ray laser (pictured). The exotic new form of matter, in which the aluminum was rendered nearly invisible, may have implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion.
Originally posted by awake1234
*the question arises: will the invisible cars be laser powered...
Originally posted by octotom
Please excuse my ignorance but, how exactly is making a solid invisible a new state of matter? Wouldn't it still be solid, but invisible? Maybe my mind is going at this the wrong way.
It's cool nonetheless that they were able to make the aluminum invisible!