Why can we see through glass but not other solids? Let this awesome…

It seems like a simple enough question - why are some materials transparent while others are opaque? But, as this video from the University of Nottingham's Sixty Symbols project explains, a lot of the most common explanations you get are fundamentally wrong. Watch a professional scientist recoil in horror at the… » 2/20/11 7:30pm 2/20/11 7:30pm

Major Discovery Could Lead to Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane

In the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show, the superheroine's invisible plane looked more like a glass plane. Which was, though not true to the comic, just as cool. And in fact a whole generation of TV-watching dorks grew up wanting glass planes as a result. Now those Wonder Woman fans may get their wishes. Researchers have… » 6/26/08 8:00am 6/26/08 8:00am