Experiments with amber have revealed that aging glass isn't "flowing" as previously believed.
How much stress can an all-glass snowboard handle on the snowy slopes in Tuscany? These guys find out.
I loved hermit crabs as a kid and always wondered what they looked like inside of those shells. Now I finally get to see them thanks to glass shells. A glass blower has created a line of glass shell habitats for hermit crabs and it looks like the little guys love them as much as we love to look at them.
Like Apple's iconic cube-shaped Fifth Avenue store, Santambrogio's cube house overdoses on the glass with style. That's not the only striking feature of this glass house: it's got glass stairs, glass furniture and lots of glassware inside. Better be careful!
There isn't anything that can't be made better with a generous helping of science, and researchers at MIT have applied their giant brains and equally giant thesauruses to create a new sort of glass that's robustly super-hydrophobic and has omnidirectional broadband super-transmissivity. Clearly, this is the glass of the future.
It's impossible to tell what type of new technologies the future will be powered by. Corning, makers of much of the durable glass found in most mobile devices has a vision: a tablet-powered world that seamlessly connects to touchscreens of all different sizes. Corning calls its vision, "A Day Made of Glass 2."
Believe it or not, but the future of yesteryear is already here. Decades ago, we envisioned powerful smartphones and tablets. Today, we're fulfilling those dreams with Androids and iPads. What does tomorrow's future look like? I can't say for sure, but I hope it will be a lot like this "A Day Made of Glass" video by Corning.
Anyone's who's seen Gorilla Glass knows that the stuff is unbreakable. Found in products like the Zune HD and Galaxy Tab, the glass is super strong, unlike the backs of the iPhone 4. Now, a group of scientists have created glass that is as tough as steel.
Everybody should have explosion-resistant windows. You know, just in case your house gets assaulted by kids with baseballs, tornadoes, or rogue cruise missiles. The University of Missouri has come up with some new glass that's super strong, very thin, and perfectly transparent.
This beautiful piece of design is called the Good Afternoon clock, designed by Japan's Mile Project. Narrow slits in the bezel let a bit of light through, which spreads out on the glass surface. These rays of light act as...