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.
May 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In the March 2017 issue of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science, the second part of a two-part special issue series, Marv Bolt wrote a fascinating opening article all about glass’s role as the eye of science.
April 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Applied Research Center LLC and Augusta University—which collaborated to developed the medical potential of porous wall, hollow glass microspheres—have now jointly licensed the patented technology to SpheroFill LLC (Augusta, Ga.), a startup company specially focusing on biomedical applications of the glass microspheres.
April 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a technique that incorporates glass to build tiny lab-on-a-chip devices, or flexible glass nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), that could broaden rapid medical diagnostics.
March 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
HarbisonWalker International selects location for new monolithics refractory plant, Fuyao Glass America invests more than $7M to address safety complaints, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 31, 2017.
March 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research reveals that tardigrades encode a specific set of proteins that allow the animals’ insides to undergo vitrification, using glassy materials to prevent cellular damage that would otherwise occur when the animals desiccate.
March 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University researchers have developed an inexpensive electrochromic glass—by sandwiching readily available, color-changing hydrocarbon molecules in between two panes of conductive glass, the researchers have created a chameleon-like window with a wider range of color choices than ever before.
March 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Watch this short video from glassBYTES.com to find out what glass trends were on the show floor at last month’s auto show in Washington, D.C.
February 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Using the power of a supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas Austin, a Georgia Tech professor of mechanical engineering is going to save the world—and glass is going to play a central role.
January 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Brown University have taken a closer look at the orange puffball sea sponge's silica spicules and found that they, too, have evolved a precisely engineered design that provides the structures with maximal strength.