TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM NOW A REALITY
Yes, you read that correctly. Transparent aluminum, which first made its debut in the Star Trek movie, the voyage home, is now allegedly a reality, if the following article shared by Mr. B.G. is to be believed:
Transparent Aluminum Now A Reality
Now, I had to admit that when I read this, my mind - as usual - went into high octane speculation mode, this time on steroids. This first thing I thought of, believe it or not, was that old Doris Day-Arthur Godfrey movie, The Glass-Bottom Boat, only this time, I thought about sitting in an airplane(which I'm loathe to do in any case), made of transparent aluminum, and thus, having no need of windows, since the whole thing was transparent. Simply look out(or down through the transparent aluminum floor), and be scared witless. Or, for the thrill-ride fan, the transparent roller coaster, complete with transparent cars(providing, of course, that high tensile steel is on the make-it-transparent agenda. I'll get back with you on that; DARPA hasn't returned my call).
But again, like yesterday's blog, it was the timing here that threw me, a few days before the attacks in Paris. So rather than frivilous transparent airplanes or roller coasters, imagine the potential military applications: transparent drones? Missiles? Indeed, the article itself suggested the same:
The advantage is it’s so much tougher, stronger, harder than glass. It provides better protection in more hostile environments—so it can withstand sand and rain erosion.”
Being a more durable material, it will boast of a thinner layer of spinel which is touted to deliver a better level of performance as opposed to glass. When one takes weight-sensitive platforms such as UAVs (unmanned autonomous vehicles, or “drones”), and head-mounted face shields, you can be sure that this is a technology that will change the way we see the world work.(Emphasis added)
However, the reader will have caught, perhaps, what really was feeding my high octane speculation: "It provides better protection in more hostile environments - so it can withstand sand and rain erosion." Or, besides blowing sand and dust, perhaps also it can better withstand micro-meteorite impacts as it travels through space, besides nasty Martian dust storms? And with appropriate modifications from nanotechnology, perhaps such micrometeorite impact pits would gradually be eradicated and a smooth surface restored?
The bottom line here, folks, is I strongly suspect that there is much more to this story than meets the eye, for such a technology would appear to be tailor made for the hostile environment of deep space or, for that matter, hostile planetary environments. Accordingly, I thus also strongly suspect that this story is yet another component in the slow leak, the slow drip drip drip of technologies we've seen exposed in the media in the past few years. Not for nothing, I suspect, does the article reference the fourth of the Star Trek movies, and its reference to transparent aluminum, for the "space context" of that movie, and that mention, would not seem to be accidental here. In my mind, I suspect a little bit of the veil has been pulled aside so that we can glimpse just a bit of what has been taking place in the secret space program, black projects world.
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This is indeed cool.
Now CERN breaks new barrier in energy output:
Thanks for the link Dana.
The NRL article is much more explanatory and science-based than the referenced article:
nrl dot navy dot mil/media/news-releases/2015/transparent-armor-from-nrl-spinel-could-also-ruggedize-your-smart-phone
However, there are a bunch of useful comments below the ubergizmo dot com article, once you weed out the garbage…
Exciting prospects. Solar cell faceplates, pre-manufactured dome home modules, telescope mirrors (for strength, not transparency), etc.
That splains much better how they did Pat Tillman. Think of it is: what’s the deal? Why all the work to manipulate us this way and that way and kill this one and that one with technologies so completely beyond the realm of most of our recognition….?
Seriously, for all intents and purposes we’re all living in our own little cargo cults collectively alone. We’re all in this alone together and/or we’re all alone in this together… Either way, all we’re doing is working at coming to terms with folk we can’t identify (other than their most consistently used puppets) who clearly have access to tech and materials that for all intents and purposes are magic to us. At least until they slow drip them into our consciousness arguably years later.
Farmers with this much intel advantage over their livestock can surely afford to make life better for the livestock eh? And I do mean better in more pertinent ways than a new gizmo here or some jewelry there. I mean better in a way Weston Price and Nik Tesla would laugh out loud over.
Thank you all.
ps. is now a good time to reference Derrick Jensen and how he feels about the aluminum industry?
zenodogbreath, Derrick Jenson is another superb writer/thinker.
yeh. wonder if yogi greg would read him and lighten up or get even darker. love the analogy of pooping out gold. probably more truth to it than we can know.
Aluminum oxynitride is even stronger. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_oxynitride
Looks like, with yesterday’s transhumanism article, and today’s nano materials[assuming that’s part of the process]; we’re right into the part of the 3-D playbill where the coming attraction: Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno convergence, is making it’s staged debut. All these fields are marching to the ka-ching corporate tune’s melody of “Riches for the Miniscule Few”, into a single broad front of pullulating press-choruses, all singing praises, in corporate lip-locked-step, of discoveries and inventions.
Aluminum (or aluminium, as the Brits would have us use), is lighter than steel, but can be as strong. I wonder if the new transparent stuff is as easily worked as regular Al.
It is easily worked with hand tools and simple processes, and there is even a great series of books on how to start with charcoal and a vacuum cleaner DIY forge for casting and creating your own machine shop from scratch (author’s name is Gingery). Way cool stuff.
I’m thinking transparent AR-15 lowers, transparent machines which allow one to observe the operation of mechanisms, or even General Products spaceship hulls (for Larry Niven fans . . .).
Probably too expensive for now, though. Interesting that yet one more Star Trek “innovation” finds its way into reality . . . .
If this is true, color me deeply impressed. But I’ll have to await further verification since the name of the website (ubergizmodo.com) does not inspire a great deal of confidence, and the only source that the article actually references is a Star Trek movie.
you may have missed the link to the Navy article inside the Ubergizmodo article
So, how long have they actually had this stuff? Could this be partly what Richard Hoagland sees on the moon?
My thoughts exactly. Hoagland must be celebrating.
Like a scopolamine drip I’ve read in some spy novels.
Just like when Alice goes down the rabbit hole, or through the looking glass; the effect of the quantum world work on materials at the nano-scale/quantum level: some of them become superconductors: others possess extraordinary tensile strength; copper becomes transparent, aluminum turns combustible… as these quantum effects manifest themselves.
I wonder what other wonders are waiting behind the scopolamine drip curtain? Or, those nightmares that are being primed for prime-time terror on 24-7 just-in-time false flags, whose timing is of problem/solution origins.
I am thinking how about submarines or Jules Verne Albatross sub-air-land craft. Then what else do our oligarchs have hidden in their secret warehouse ala “Warehouse 13”. Warpdrive Imperial Cruisers, Starships, Battlestars exist too.
Nitrides and borides that are many times stronger than steel yet light enough to make vacuum hover craft possible. Imagine huge freighters that float by becoming lighter than air when the air is pumped out of them to form a vacuum. Imagine these huge freighters hauling cargo hovering over the oceans instead of plowing through resistance waters of the ocean. Imagine the only energy expenditure needed is propulsion and not lift. Imagine such freighters catching the jet stream to ride. Imagine personal vacuum lifted hover craft the length of a twenty or thirty foot boat who’s thrust is solar powered graphene super capacitors and batteries.