Translucent materials allow light to pass through them, but they diffuse the light in a way that make objects on the opposite side appear blurred. Examples of translucent materials are frosted glass, oil paper, some plas... More »

Common synthetic materials are nylon, acrylic, polyester, carbon fiber, rayon and spandex. Synthetic materials are made from chemicals and are usually based on polymers. They are stronger than natural and regenerated mat... More »

The word "porous" refers to a material that has pores, or holes in its surface; some examples of porous materials include sponges, pumice stones and cork. Some porous materials have more noticeable pores than others, and... More »

Tinted windows, frosted glass, sunglasses, wax paper, fingers and certain plastics are all examples of translucent objects. Translucent is defined as a material that blurs light as it passes through. More »

Transparent objects are those that allow large quantities of light to pass through; air, water and shiny glass are all examples of transparent materials. Transparent objects vary in the amount or types of light that they... More » Science Physics Optics & Waves

The moon and Earth are examples of non-luminous objects. Non-luminous objects become visible only when they reflect light produced by a luminous object. A luminous object, such as the sun, emits its own light, because it... More »

Some examples of transparent objects include glass, cellophane, diamond and amber. Transparency is caused when light passes through a material without being scattered. It has application in many fields and is used both f... More »