November 13th, 2017 | by Andrea Ross
A record-setting 575 people converged upon the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, November 6-9, for the 78th annual Conference on Glass Problems. The conference brought together global manufacturers, suppliers, and academics to exchange innovations and solutions for the glass industry.
November 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Giant Magellan Telescope, when completed and operational in 2023, will be the world’s largest telescope—but to build a giant, incredible telescope, you first need to build giant, incredible mirrors. And that process is currently underway at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona.
November 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to nearly eliminate glare on reflective surfaces like glass. Using a self-assembly process, scientists etched tiny nanometer-sized cones onto a glass surface—a more efficient way of eliminating reflection without adding layers of material.
November 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An article recently published in The Economist science and technology section takes on a technology that most people look at everyday, yet hardly ever notice—glass.
November 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a new touchscreen material from graphene and silver nanowires that offers several improvements over the industry standard, indium tin oxide, and could enable smartphone screens that aren’t composed entirely of glass.
November 3rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Going to the Glass Problems Conference next week? For every visitor who stops by its booth, the Air Products Foundation is donating $100—up to $15,000—to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, which will support student travel grants and the CGIF's mission to attract talent in the ceramic and glass industry.
October 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research shows that sea sponges use an internal protein filament to catalyze silica deposition, ultimately determining the shape of their uniquely structured glass spicules.
October 20th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Ending the debate as to whether glass is a solid or a liquid, glass research duo Edgar Zanotto and John Mauro have proposed a new definition—describing a non-crystalline state of matter that continually relaxes toward the liquid state.
October 17th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers from Penn State University have developed a flexible optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for diagnosing disease or viewing tissue damage. It is also biodegradable, offering a number of applications for the medical industry.
September 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Japanese company Hoya is developing thin glass disks that the company is betting will be increasingly incorporated into larger hard disk drives used in computers—Hoya is setting its sights on large-scale glass data storage, with reported capabilities of reaching 20 TB capacities by 2020.