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Tuesday, March 23, 2004  

This is just beyond cool.

optics.org - News - Concrete casts new light in dull rooms (March 2004): "The days of dull, grey concrete could be about to end. A Hungarian architect has combined the world's most popular building material with optical fiber from Schott to create a new type of concrete that transmits light.

A wall made of "LitraCon" allegedly has the strength of traditional concrete but thanks to an embedded array of glass fibers can display a view of the outside world, such as the silhouette of a tree, for example. "
There are pictures, go look! Apparently, there is no loss of strength, you can build load bearing walls, and the fibers can transmit the light up to 20 meters. Amazing.

posted by lazarus | 07:56 | |
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