Paul Anthony January 12, 2011 12:47 PM Okay, so what is the opacity? Can you see through it? stimpy77 January 12, 2011 01:39 PM Hahahahahah .. Does anyone remember this being foretold in Star Trek IV when a 20th century glass worker was shown the secret formula by Scotty for \"transparent aluminum?!\" show me January 12, 2011 03:59 PM Two words: transparent aluminum. RAMLOT January 12, 2011 04:37 PM The formula for transparent aluminum is already science fact. Go here: http://science.howstuffworks.com/transparent-aluminum-armor3.htm Known commercially as ALON, transparent aluminum armor is made of aluminum oxynitride, a combination of aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen. Before it can end up as a hard transparent armor plate, it begins as a powder. This powder is then molded, subjected to high heat and baked, just as any other ceramic is baked. Once baked, the powder liquefies and then quickly cools into a solid, which leaves the molecules loosely arranged, as if still in liquid form. The resulting rigid crystalline structure of the molecules provides a level of strength and scratch resistance that\'s comparable to rugged sapphire. Additional polishing strengthens the aluminum alloy and also makes it extremely clear. SiGMA January 12, 2011 05:15 PM In the future we will all talk to our mouses =) and have transparent palladium =) ragtag2 January 17, 2011 12:56 PM Wow! Florida coast residents will love it. Could be a great replacement for shutters for hurricanes. David Larson January 24, 2011 03:32 AM just always have your towel with you. John M February 7, 2011 03:24 PM Re super strength glass. We wont be able to make a huge quantity of this as Palladium is a rare earth metal together with Platinium also the reason there will not large quantities of this used in fuel cells. Cheers John M slow_fuse February 19, 2011 08:28 PM But the Japanese have developed this alloy:http://www.slashgear.com/japanese-researchers-create-palladium-like-alloy-adamantium-next-03122551/So who knows. Polar May 17, 2011 12:29 PM @Paul Anthony -- That is the exact first thought that I had when I read the article! lol.