50 yrs. of Star Trek!

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Fri Sep 9 23:37:47 CDT 2016

Thank ${deity} we still have those.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:21 PM, ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:

> On 9/9/2016 7:58 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> On Fri, 9 Sep 2016, Guy Sotomayor Jr wrote:
>>> Actually it actually *does* exist and is reasonable to manufacture.
>>> Here’s the
>>> article:
>>> http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2015/transparent
>>> -armor-from-nrl-spinel-could-also-ruggedize-your-smart-phone
>>> It’s basically a sintered process where the ceramic is formed (this
>>> particular one is called spinel)
>>> and the process is to put the powder in a press, raise the temperature
>>> and evacuate the air.
>>> The result is a clear crystal that has better properties than glass.
>>> The size of the piece is only
>>> limited by the size of the press.
>> Ah yes, but can you make in sheets 60 feet by 10 feet by 1 inch
>>>>> thick and
>>>>> withstand the pressure of 18,000 cu ft of water?  :)
>> THAT would be a big heated vacuum press
>> But where will you get the whale?
> Ben.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>

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