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Posts tagged glass

January 7, 2014

 

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Superglass

While today's glass is definitely amazing stuff, it does have it's drawbacks. Will a new type of coating eliminate these problems in the future?

April 23, 2013

 

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Cutting Glass

Think you can break a piece of glass exactly in half? You can. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 18, 2012

 

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Want To Drink Less Alcohol? Change Your Glass.

Does drinking from a curved glass increase the chance that you'll drink faster?

August 20, 2012

 

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What Makes Windshield Glass So Tough?

We tend to think of glass as fragile--but in fact, glass is pretty strong stuff.

January 3, 2011

 

Empty champagne glasses

Does Champagne Taste Better In A Good Glass?

Champagne is a great to drink during times of celebration. Does the glass you pour champagne into matter?

April 15, 2010

 

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How A Rear-View Mirror Works

You're driving along at night and suddenly you're blinded by light. You flick the tab on your rear-view mirror... what happens next?

February 3, 2009

 

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The Biology of Sand

Many ocean-going life forms draw calcium from the water around them, and use it to secrete a hard exoskeleton, seashells for example.

October 6, 2008

 

Beach and ocean

Glass Beaches

Florida has begun using glass as sand at the beach as a way to keep its shores friendly to both tourists and wildlife.

April 21, 2008

 

Two-story tall greenhouse

Why Is a Hothouse Hot?

Touch the inside surface of a window on a cold day and you can see that glass is bad at keeping out cold. Why does glass work so well for building hothouses?

April 4, 2006

 

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Wonder Windows

In today's energy-challenged world, efficiency is key.

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