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Glass goes ballistic: What happens when you shoot a bullet at Prince Rupert’s drops?

May 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Prince Rupert’s drops are strong—but are they strong enough to survive being shot with a high-speed bullet at point-blank range? YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay recently posted a series of videos exploring the limits of strength of Prince Rupert’s drops in the face of some serious ammunition spewed from progressively bigger guns.


Video: Recycling glass bottles to build better batteries

May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have devised a technique to convert recycled glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for next-gen lithium-ion batteries with the capacity to store almost four times as much energy as conventional anodes.



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