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Glass is Stronger than Steel - Back Engineering???

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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:26 PM
Is this proof of Back Engineering - I wonder. It's just sooo futuristic and they have it right now Wow!

Get Straight to it here: ______beforeitsnews/story/349/478/Glass_stronger_than_Steel_is_now_a_reality.html

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:41 PM
Boy the TSA is gonna have a ball with this, or maybe millions of em!
Imagine how one begins to detect glass guns or knives being smuggled aboard aircraft.....
The entire TSA is made a joke in one cientific discovery!
maybe the guy who can make a glass detector for aierport scanners will be the next billionaire!

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:48 PM
My son and I were just talking about the video game "Red Faction". In it, the glass is so strong that if you blow up a wall that it's placed in, the glass will just hang there, unsupported and unbroken.
Maybe someone was dropping a hint.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:54 PM
Definetly, I've heard that the underground base floors of the greys are like black glass that always stay with a remarkable and shiny clean appeal.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:58 PM
I've done a lot of work in glass plants, so I've seen what glass does to steel. Most of the chutes and hoppers are made out of thick hardened steel, and can still be worn down to nothing in a relatively short amount of time.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 09:05 PM
Ok I hate to be the burden of bad news but THIS IS NOTHING UNEXPECTED!!! I have studied Mechanical Engineering for quite some time and am currently a mechanical design engineer. The natural progression of composite or alloy materials has been known to be the future of engineering materials for over twenty years. See: fiber-glass, carbon fiber, and advanced steel alloys. Combining the compression strength of ceramics and the tensile strength of metals is "natural progression" the tech to do this may not have been around till now but the idea is not revolutionary.

I would think that if "reverse" (correct term) engineering was taking place then there would be plasma or electromagnetic shielding (force fields) being developed in a promising direction. For now those are dreams.

Having vented I think this is really neat but I fail to see the practical application for this material. There are no visuals and I'll read through the supplementary material that is supplied after the article in the link tomorrow but it doesn't seem like it is a clear material due to the way it is formed. ( water-quenching quartz tubes with pd inside.) I'll read through the engineering material tomorrow and get back.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 09:20 PM

Originally posted by MechEng09
Having vented I think this is really neat but I fail to see the practical application for this material.

Domes on the Moon...
Using InSitu resources and solar furnaces to make it on the Moon and Mars


posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 09:21 PM
Ha! Speaking about videogames, they say this materials is made from a Palladium alloy, so we better get that planet scanner up & ready quick...
(Mass Effect Ref...)

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