Sunday, June 12, 2011
Some stories jump out at me because they both challenge credulity and my imagination Starlite. Small time inventor Maurice Ward created a heat defying, lightweight material he calls Starlite over two decades ago. It can survive with barely a scratch everything up to and including a nuclear heat flash with incredible insulation properties. Through a vague series of events everyone in the world wants it, including NASA, but nothing happens. No deal is ever struck and Starlite never gets developed because of factors both believable and ludicrous. Mr. Ward’s story is worth reading.
If Starlite indeed is a real substance, the uses for it are endless, including extruding it around nuclear reactors when they leak as in the catastrophe in Japan. Space craft, buildings, on and on and on… the potential of such a creation could change everyday life as we know it. A material that resists temperatures capable of melting carbon yet remains cool to the touch is I admit unfathomable. Ward claims he is ready to make more expansive deals now to get Starlite into production. I hope it’s real.