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Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.

In addition to allowing us to peer through paper or paint, and into cells, the technique opens up the possibility that opaque materials might be good optical elements in nano-scale devices, at levels where the construction of transparent lenses is particularly challenging.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | materials | objects | opacity | opaque | paint | paper | science | sciencedaily | superman | vision | xray |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Transparent aluminum makes the jump from Star Trek to real life.Transparent aluminum makes the jump from Star Trek to real life.

The Oxford team, along with their international colleagues, focused all this power down into a spot with a diameter less than a twentieth of the width of a human hair. At such high intensities the aluminium turned transparent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:35 PM | Tags (6) | aluminum | science | scotty | startrek | transparent | xrays |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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