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Video: Glass transition concepts illustrated in humorous video

December 20th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

Do you find the concept of glass transition a little challenging to comprehend? Glass scientist Edgar Zanotto produced a humorous video, with help from students and colleagues, that visually illustrates the concepts of glass transition, relaxation, and crystallization.


Brittle starfish offers lessons in creating durable ceramics

December 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

Scientists have discovered that a brittle starfish has the capability to create a durable "tempered" ceramic material while underwater. Its process is similar to the creation of tempered glass, but without the heating and cooling process.



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