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So, at 1mm thick, this plastic, essentially the thickness of a computer case..

Is 2,470 times stronger than the thickness of a wall of what I assume is either steel or aluminum?

He must have invented it 20 years ago.. on April Fools.
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So, at 1mm thick, this plastic, essentially the thickness of a computer case..

Is 2,470 times stronger than the thickness of a wall of what I assume is either steel or aluminum?

He must have invented it 20 years ago.. on April Fools.
no, it just resists/reflects/whatever heat as well, nothing to do with actual physical strength or hardness
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the article says he is 74, it makes me thinks corporations know the power of this material hence the cost.. I get the impression they are just waiting for him to die so they can confiscate all his stuff...

lol, just saying
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the article says he is 74, it makes me thinks corporations know the power of this material hence the cost.. I get the impression they are just waiting for him to die so they can confiscate all his stuff...

lol, just saying
if they wanted to confiscate all his 'stuff' he would have had an 'accident' a while ago, that or the government would have just walked into his house and taken it under the pretext of national security
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Did they try hitting it with an axe?
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the article says he is 74, it makes me thinks corporations know the power of this material hence the cost.. I get the impression they are just waiting for him to die so they can confiscate all his stuff...

lol, just saying
the inventor is already dead, just saying.

His family knows the recipe, so now its up to them on what to do with it
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I wonder if tech like this could be made into some kind of a heatsink for electronics.
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So, at 1mm thick, this plastic, essentially 1/8 the thickness of a computer case..

Is 2,470 times stronger than the thickness of a wall of what I assume is either steel or aluminum?
Fixed that for you.
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How sad that an inventors desire to profit disproportionately from his work keeps it from any commercial application. He demands 51% of profits so of course no one will develop a commercial product. If he wants the profits so badly he should patent the material and start producing products himself.

EDIT: A lot of people seem to think the material does not have the claimed properties but you should know there have been some independent tests run on his material.


Edited by Mygaffer - 6/12/11 at 3:17pm
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Seriously, you guys sound ridiculous. He invented something and doesn't want to sell it for cheaper than he values it so he's greedy? Now all of a sudden every corporation and business man is greedy? How about you go spend your life inventing something like this and then sell it for less than you think it's worth. This product could literally revolutionize warfare, space travel, and so much more. I think you're greedy for wanting to use the product without paying for it.
Honestly, he didn't spend his "life inventing" if you read the article. Also, he originally tried making the stuff because he wanted to save lives. But he turned around and let it go unused in safety applications because he wanted to hold out for money. If anything he could sell it cheaper if it was to be used for safety things, and charge more for random commercial uses.

And lets not forget that inventing something is not even close to all of the work getting something commercialized. He wanted 51% of profit for doing nothing but the inventing. Do writers get 51% of the profit from movies? Books? Music? No. Without the capital to get a product to market, you are SOL. That is why this guy died without becoming super wealthy.
    
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