Transparent Concrete Is For Real

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No longer a dream, transparent concrete is for real and is now being used as a building material. The Italian firm, Italcementi Group, unveiled their product which was built into the World Expo building in Shanghai.
There are approximately 50 holes in each 19.7 x 39 x 2 inch panel, resulting in an overall transparency of about 20 percent.

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This product has been named i.light and is not yet available for commercial use but it’s already being considered as an energy saving option as a building will require less light if these panels are used.
[via GizMag]