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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…
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…
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…
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…
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