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MIT scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch. Using this theory, they accurately predicted the changing transparency of a rubber-like polymer structure as it was stretched like a spring and inflated like a balloon. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2016/tune-polymer...)

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Music sampled from, "The Zeppelin" by Blue Dot Sessions
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...MIT scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch. Using this theory, they accurately predicted the changing transparency of a rubber-like polymer structure as it was stretched like a spring and inflated like a balloon. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2016/tune-polymer...)

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Music sampled from, "The Zeppelin" by Blue Dot Sessions
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blu...
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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