Progress is unpredictable. Great ideas and advances in one field can impact unpredictably in others. And some of the best ideas are often obvious once they're done. Exhibit A: light-transmitting concrete.
Just add optical glass glass-fibres to concrete and, hey presto, light-transmitting concrete. I can't wait to use it. :-)
LINKS: LiTraCon website [Hat tip Stephen Hicks]
TAGS: Architecture, Science