Technical Difficulties from on Top of the Mountain
2004-09-03
  Far out trek science fiction made reality
Out of all the ideas in the SciFi universe, one of the coolest sounding was Transparent Aluminum. Didn't really think it would ever happen however, but those crazy material science guys actually made some. Now its actually based on Aluminum Oxide (alumina) but that's still cool. Not stronger than steel yet, but then steel is only 10% as strong as it could be (and people are working on that as well, see NanoSteel).

Thanks to: The Geek-Spot which included other great news such as Open-destination quantum teleportation, Solar Jet causalities, Super Lightning Bolts on Saturn, and Caltech breaks the Internet2 land speed record, transfering 859 GB in 17 minutes. With speeds like that, you could transfer the entire seven seasons of Stargate SG1 in less than 60 seconds (its only 53GB).

 
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