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Glass mountain could improve concrete

January 31, 2020

The researchers have found the material can instead be used to improve the strength and durability of concrete.…
Scientists created a way to 3D print highly detailed glass objects

January 20, 2020

Additive manufacturing is a very useful technology. Different techniques are used to print with plastic, metal and even…
New Method for 3D-Printing Complex Glass Objects

November 27, 2019

Making glass objects using additive methods is not easy, which is why only two groups of researchers have…
Glass from a 3D printer

November 26, 2019

ETH researchers are using a 3D printing method to produce complex, highly porous glass structures. The technology makes…
New Type of Flexible Glass could Pave the Way for (Nearly) Unbreakable Screens

November 18, 2019

Breaking the screen of your smartphone by letting is slip away from your hands or accidentally sitting down…
Why mirrors are always made from glass? Why can’t we make from something that doesn’t break?

July 4, 2019

A broken mirror brings you luck or something, right? Well, it does bring you a lot of trouble…
Scientists found a way to use waste glass to make toothpaste and fertilizer

February 26, 2019

Glass takes hundreds of years to disintegrate. In fact, we can pretty much guarantee that the bottle you…
Glass made from exploding stars

November 22, 2018

In a new study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, an international team of scientists…
Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass

November 17, 2018

We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and…
“Invisible Glass” Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize

October 16, 2018

The technology, developed at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, was selected from among more than 800 innovative…
Study reveals clue to glass mystery

August 19, 2018

Addressing a centuries-old question, researchers have uncovered a key element to how glasses transition into very resilient states.…
New Building Materials Created out of Fungus, Rice and Glass

June 20, 2018

By combining agricultural and industrial waste, bound by the Trametes versicolor fungus, scientists have developed a low-carbon, fire-resistant…
Liquid-to-glass transition process gains clarity

April 5, 2018

For millennia, people have used molten sand and other ingredients to create glass and fashion beads, vessels, lenses…
Scientists successfully print glass optics

March 30, 2018

For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par…
Glass Matters

March 20, 2018

Better known as glass, silica is a versatile material used in myriad industrial processes, from catalysis and filtration,…
Metal-organic compounds produces new class of glass

March 13, 2018

Lightning and volcanos both produce glass, and humans have been making glass from silicon dioxide since prehistory. Industrialization…
New method to discover how cracks and failure evolve in composite material used for wind turbine blades

March 12, 2018

DTU Wind Energy has in a collaboration with LM Wind Power found a new method to observe how fatigue damages…
Scientists discover ideal material for smart windows that convert sunlight to electricity

February 1, 2018

Imagine a smart window that becomes transparent when it is dark or cool but darkens when the sun…
Researchers find first evidence of glassmaking in sub-Saharan Africa

January 19, 2018

Scholars from Rice University, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that…
Researchers Establish Universal Signature Fundamental to How Glassy Materials Fail

November 30, 2017

Dropping a smartphone on its glass screen, which is made of atoms jammed together with no discernible order,…
Making Glass Invisible: A Nanoscience-Based Disappearing Act

November 6, 2017

By texturing glass surfaces with nanosized features, scientists almost completely eliminated surface reflections—an achievement that could enhance solar…
Studies of ‘amorphous ice’ reveal hidden order in glass

October 5, 2017

In the study, researchers at Princeton University and the City University of New York used computer simulations to show…
Researchers Lay Fundamental Groundwork to Better Understanding Optical Properties of Glass

September 14, 2017

Glass is everywhere. Whether someone is gazing out a window or scrolling through a smartphone, odds are that…
Solving the mystery of avalanche-like change in glass

August 7, 2017

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have uncovered the structural origins behind the phenomenon in glasses called an…
The glass transition caught in the act

July 18, 2017

We learn in school that matter comes in three states: solid, liquid and gas. A bored and clever…
Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter

July 3, 2017

Smart windows equipped with controllable glazing can augment lighting, cooling and heating systems by varying their tint, saving…
Breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

May 3, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3D printing,…
Stronger composites for blades by glass fibre coating

April 25, 2017

Glass fibres have many applications such as blades for wind turbines, glass fibre boats etc. Researchers from DTU…
Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

April 20, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a…
Researchers Discover a Surprising Property of Glass Surfaces

April 10, 2017

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new technique to study the surface of different types…
Innovative Sensor Can Screen Toxic Drugs, Help Develop Biomaterials, and Much More

April 6, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found an innovative new use for a simple piece of…
No more condensation on new sealed glazing units

March 14, 2017

Low-energy windows with three layers of glass can insulate so well that condensation forms on the outside under…
Lab expands palette for color-changing glass

March 9, 2017

Rice University’s latest nanophotonics research could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass…
New project will bring an end to foggy windows

February 9, 2017

Modern low-energy windows insulate so well that they can dew up on the outside in cold weather. Now,…
Researchers Solve a Decades-old Question About Glass Transitions

February 2, 2017

If one were to take a liquid — any liquid — and cool it down rapidly enough so…
I can see clearly now: “Smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses

January 27, 2017

The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end. A…
Theory lends transparency to how glass breaks

January 24, 2017

Over time, when a metallic glass is put under stress, its atoms will shift, slide and ultimately form…
Tapping into long-lived sound waves in glass

December 27, 2016

Yale scientists have shown how to enhance the lifetime of sound waves traveling through glass — the material…
Model could shatter a mystery of glass

November 29, 2016

A glass is a curious material in between liquid and solid states of matter, but eventually glass always…
NIST Releases Expanded “Fractography” Guide for Analyzing, Understanding Material Failures

September 19, 2016

Studying the fractures of industrially important materials such as ceramics and glasses provides important clues on why these…
Paving the way toward novel strong, conductive materials

August 10, 2016

Action figures of the Man of Steel are rarely made out of steel. They are, like seemingly everything…
Scientists develop a new way to create smart glass

June 8, 2016

It looks like making smart things these days can help solving many problems. We have many smart gadgets…
Reflection-removing camera

March 29, 2016

In recent years, computer scientists have been investigating a range of techniques for removing reflections from digital photographs…
Making molecules comfy: Ultimate challenge for ‘Glass Guy’

March 24, 2016

“Glass seems to work pretty well,” says glass expert Mark Ediger, gesturing at windows overlooking the UW–Madison power…
Making sense of metallic glass

February 9, 2016

If you freeze any liquid fast enough, even liquid metal, it becomes a glass. Vitrified metals, or metallic…
Bug eyes: Tiny 3-D glasses confirm insect 3-D vision

January 8, 2016

Miniature glasses have proved that mantises use 3D vision – providing a new model to improve visual perception…
Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass

December 23, 2015

A few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual…
Invisibility Cloaks, Vibrator Apps and More: Gifts Inspired by UC Berkeley Innovation

December 21, 2015

It’s that time of year: many of you are frantically searching for gifts more creative than the candy…
Glass robotics lab pioneers new 3-D printing process, announces expansion at Virginia Tech

December 17, 2015

Artists, designers, architects, and industry members are exploring concepts in glass design through the nation’s first Collaborative Glass…
Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

December 7, 2015

A new method for building “drawbridges” between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using…
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