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How did it all begin? Glass mimicking space stuff could provide answers

By April Gocha / January 18, 2016

Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.

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Porous glass flakes added to plaster help control humidity, heating and cooling costs

By Jessica McMathis / September 19, 2014

Research out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC (Würzburg, Germany) shows that the addition of manufactured porous glass to paint or plaster can help your home better regulate the indoor climate—particularly, humidity.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 3, 2012

Georgia Tech researchers pose with a computer model of graphene oxide’s structure and the chemical species that become part of it. Shown are (l-r, first row) Elisa Riedo and Suenne Kim, (l-r, second row) Angelo Bongiorno, Claire Berger and Si Zhou. Credit: Gary Meek, Georgia Tech. Take a look: Metastable material: Study shows availability of…

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