February 17, 2006

Science: I Can Read By Concrete!

Concrete has been (and is) often disparaged: when you hear the word, the first thing that usually comes to mind is urban sprawl or giant, lightless parking lots in the middle of apartment buildings. Not the most beautiful imagery, is what I'm saying.

I am, however, thinking of building my house out of concrete for a few reasons: 1) it's got great insulative factor; 2) it's fantastically strong and can be molded into any shape; and 3) it's gotten really, really cool.

Seriously. Not only can you see through it (sort of), but it also glows in the dark.


posted by Thursday at 10:18 am


Blogger pretty shaved ape said...

dr. thursday! might i suggest a visit to monolithicdomes.com. they have some very interesting stuff. also, google grancrete. its a sprayable product that acts much like concrete or shotcrete, but is actually a ceramic. very cool stuff. i'll see if i can dig up some links for you. cheers

5:22 pm  
Blogger Thursday said...

Those are very, very cool. Thanks for the heads up!

11:40 am  
Anonymous andreas bittis said...

you may also have a look at www.andreasbitts.de to see a new type of translucentconcrete ...

4:22 am  

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