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Audi to lightweight its vehicles with glass fiber-reinforced suspension springs

By April Gocha / July 9, 2014

Audi recently announced its own lightweighting strategy to put some of its models on a diet that will trim almost 10 pounds, from a perhaps unlikely source.

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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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