Transparent Aluminum a la Star Trek IV!

The future is here! Air Force testing new transparent armor via SlashDot

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  1. In a June 2004demonstration, an ALONtm test pieces held up to both a .30 caliber Russian M-44 sniper rifle and a .50 caliber Browning Sniper Rifle with armor piercing bullets. While the bullets pierced the glass samples, the armor withstood the impact with no penetration.

    I forsee a new Pope-mobile soon...

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