Glass
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelec...
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Jack Storms Glass Sculptures
These glass sculptures are hypnotizing. Courtesy: Jack Storms and www.jackstorms.com
La fabrication d'un dôme en verre, un travail unique!
La fabrication d'un dôme en verre, un travail unique ! Crédit : France Vitrail International
Hire Windows Developer, Software Development Company
Hire Windows Developer (Win 8, 8.1, 10) and make your dreams come true If you want to hire dedicated Windows 8 or Windows 10 developers for your project, you have come to the right place. We have a te...
Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
Bagley Glass History & Crystal Glass Company
History of Bagley Glass and the Crystal Glass Company. How and when Bagley Glass started and who the owners were. Founding of Bagley Glass and the Crystal Glass Company.
Japanese Researchers Make Glass That's Nearly Unbreakable
Scientists in Japan say they’ve fashioned glass that’s almost as strong as steel. The ability to make super strong glass could lead to a whole new generation of windows in buildings and vehicles, but ...
Optical Glass Sculptures by fine art glass artist Jack Storms - The Glass Sculptor
This video will tell you all about the cold glass process I use to make my work. I hope you enjoy it.
A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows
This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the light was partly inspired by the drawings of Ernst Hae...
New Glass Manufacturing Technique Could Enable Design Of Hybrid Glasses And Revolutionise Gas Storage
The work revolves around a family of compounds called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are cage-like structures consisting of metal ions, linked by organic bonds. Their porous properties have le...
The Moon Once Had Fountains Of FIRE From Lava Eruptions
US scientists have found traces of carbon in volcanic glass collected from the Apollo missions, and say this volatile gas may have caused fountains of fire on the moon. The moon's surface was hot and ...
“Combing” In Fiber Optic Networks Increase The Speed And Distance Range Of Data Transmission
Fiber optics is in pressure due to heavy use of consumers as these cables can take so much data and if the limit is surpassed the cable starts crumbling the data. However, a new study introduced a new...
Breakthrough Heralds Super-Efficient Light-Based Computers
Stanford Univ. electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done. In computer...
Transparent Light Shutters: Windows That Act Like An LCD Screen
The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters. A novel liquid c...
Making Multifunctional Fibers To Probe The Brain
Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals. At one MIT lab, materials sc...
History of glass
The history of glassmaking can be traced back to 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia. Archaeological evidence suggests that the first true glass was made in coastal north Syria, Mesopotamia or Ancient Egypt. The ...
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Glass physics
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelec...
Glass physics - Wikipedia
Glass production
Glass production involves two main methods – the float glass process which produces sheet glass, and glassblowing which produces bottles and other containers.
Broadly, modern glass container facto...
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Glassblowing
Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube). A person who blows glass is called a glassblower, g...
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Glass cutter
A glass cutter is a tool used to make a shallow score in one surface of a piece of glass that is to be broken in two pieces. The scoring makes a split in the surface of the glass which encourages the ...
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Glass art
Glass art refers to large, modern works of art, typically one-off creations, which are substantially or wholly made of glass. It is distinguished from "art glass" and "studio glass" which are typicall...
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Stained glass
The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works created from it. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churc...
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Fiberglass
Fiberglass (or fibreglass) is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber. The glass fiber may be randomly arranged but is commonly woven into a mat. ...
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Lens (optics)
A lens is a transmissive optical device which affects the focusing of a light beam through refraction. A simple lens consists of a single piece of material, while a compound lens consists of several s...
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Optical fiber
An optical fiber (or optical fibre) is a flexible, transparent fiber made of extruded glass (silica) or plastic, slightly thicker than a human hair. It can function as a waveguide, or “light pipe”, to...
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