ThermalTech A patented lightweight smart fabric made of 100% stainless steel mesh that is coated with a solar selective coating, ThermalTech could be a boon to makers of athletic gear. The fabric excels at absorbing heat in the form of ultraviolet light, then dispersing it throughout the entire material to dissipate. Imagine athletic gear that keeps you as warm as wool without the bulk and you've got an idea on why companies like Nike might be interested in ThermalTech.
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Water Expanding Plastic This plastic expands in water, maintaining its proportions. The material, manufactured by Texas-based Industrial Polymers, can be used to produce a cast for enlarging sculptures or fossils.
Post with 5678 votes and 849080 views. This is called Aluminium oxynitride; aluminium compressed to it's theoretical max density and becomes transparent. Also known as AlON and is used for bulletproof glass.
Princess Leia's holographic plea in the classic film "Star Wars" inspired researchers to work toward a device that could project real-life sci-fi holograms. Now, the futuristic imaging may be one step closer to reality.