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Volcanic lightning zaps ash into glass

March 9th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD

New research from an international team of scientists suggests that natural glass spheres are born during another natural phenomenon—volcanic lightning.

Long-term measurements of ultrastable glass flow cut short with new process

March 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD

Researchers from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), and Politecnico Milano (Italy) have devised a technique to rapidly manufacture “old” glass—a process that would otherwise take millennia—and have generated results that suggest current glass theories might need revision.

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