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PCT Notable Inventions: Translucent Concrete

Concrete that is made translucent by incorporating glass optical fibers the thickness of a hair. Chosen as one of Time Magazine's "coolest inventions of 2004."

Translucent Concrete
Image: Translucent Concrete
(Photo credit: Courtesy of LitRaCon Bt 2001 - 2006)

PCT Application:
  • (WO 03/097954) Building Block Comprising Light Transmitting Fibres And A Method For Producing The Same
Selection of references:
  • Concrete in a New Light [PDF]
    WIPO Magazine, April 2006
  • Concrete Nation
    Science News, January 1, 2005
  • Magic Material (registration required)
    Time Magazine, Coolest Inventions of 2004
Links: Official LiTraCon web site

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