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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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Volcanic lightning zaps ash into glass

By April Gocha / March 9, 2015

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

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Glass spheres form powerful and inexpensive cell phone microscope you can 3D print at home

By Jessica McMathis / September 26, 2014

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team has developed a method that marries glass beads and 3D printing to transform your smart (or dumb) phone into a portable high-powered, high-quality microscope.

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Ceramic rhapsody: Ceramics are often unrecognized in the world around us, including in pavement markings

By April Gocha / April 25, 2014

Ceramics and glass are integral but unrecognized in a large proportion of our daily lives, including in pavement markings.

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