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Glass-grown algae may be the future of biofuel

By April Gocha / November 18, 2014

Algae are biofuel powerhouses, and while challenging, scientists estimate that it is within the realm of possibility to scale algae production high enough to meet many of the energy demands of a growing population.

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Under pressure: A rare glimpse into borosilicate glass transition

By April Gocha / September 9, 2014

Scientists at the University of California, Davis have caught the first-ever glimpse of a borosilicate glass transition under pressure, a finding that may help unlock some of glass’s secrets.

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NBC News: Glass cookware complaints in the US on the rise; finds Bulletin story sound

By / December 29, 2012

A while back I wrote a blog post about a story featured in the September issue of ACerS’ Bulletin by R.C. Bradt and R.L Martens, “Shattering Glass Cookware.” This story addressed the apparent causes for reported instances of thermal failure of soda lime silicate glass cookware, such as that made by World Kitchen (marketed under the “Pyrex” name)…

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Elegant and simple—stretching during spinodal decomposition aligns porosity in glass

By Eileen De Guire / October 19, 2012

Different steps of the deforming procedure: (A) initial glass block, (B) sawn glass plate, (C) and (D) stretched glass plates. Credit: Barascu; JACerS, Wiley. Stretch forming is a manufacturing process generally associated with metal forming, not with glass forming, but a new paper by a team from Germany could change that. (Sometimes the term “stretching’…

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Hell’s kitchen: Thermal stress and glass cookware that shatters

By / August 31, 2012

A reconstructed soda lime silicate Pyrex glass bowl fractured by thermal shock. Credit: George Quinn. Not all Pyrex glass cookware is made the same. Surprised? So was I when I first started looking into this story. Corning devised and first manufactured the ubiquitous clear “Pyrex” cookware in the early part of the 20th century. In the…

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Previews from the International Journal of Applied Glass Science

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

Forming or fiberizing is achieved by pulling fibers through tiny orifices in a precious metal bushing. Laboratory bushings can have as few as one hole, whereas high-throughput production bushings typically have 1000 or greater. The image shows a glass fiber bushing (left) and close-up image of bushing tips (right). From Glass Fiber-Reinforced Composites: From Formulation to…

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