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Glass Made of Ideas
Posted On: March 3, 2015

By: Karen Elder

The popularity of home and hearth products is undeniable, and finally, after years of a slowdown caused by the recent recession, the barbecue and hearth industries are regaining traction. Consumers are finally refreshing their fireplaces and barbecues, and the industry is ready to answer that demand with a whole range of new hearth and home technology. [...] » Read More
Posted On: February 24, 2015

By: Thea Marcoux

The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness was conceived as the heart of Alberta, Calgary, Canada. The building was designed to be a 225,000-square-foot hub of sports facilities, meeting rooms, a medical center, and a public library. The structure -- an octagonal open space surrounded by eight glass towers -- would achieve the stunning visual appeal that community leaders were seeking. [...] » Read More
Posted On: February 19, 2015

By: Olaf Schultz

Creating a great in-flight experience for air travelers combines a number of elements, from the cabin crew to the seating to the Wi-Fi. But there’s one aspect of the airplane cabin that has a huge impact on your flight experience even though you might never consciously perceive it: lighting. [...] » Read More
Posted On: February 10, 2015

By: Thea Marcoux

No technology is more widely used, embraced, and relied upon than light technology. From household lighting to lighting in displays to high-powered telescopes to durable medical devices, light has played a key role in the developments and advancements of the modern world. [...] » Read More
Posted On: February 3, 2015

By: Vijay Shanbhag

Ben Franklin’s famous assertion that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” still echoes through the halls of American health care institutions. But regulatory changes and an increased focus on catching afflictions before they take hold offer patients more preventative care procedures today than ever before. [...] » Read More
Posted On: January 20, 2015

By: David Schimmel

Typically, we peer through optical glass in telescopes, binoculars, eyeglasses, microscopes, and more to closely examine everything from microbes to distant galaxies. But the same refractive and light-bending characteristics that bring the universe into focus can also reflect light in beautiful and unique ways. [...] » Read More
Posted On: January 12, 2015

By: Tina Gallo

The U.S. energy industry has seen substantial growth in oil and natural gas production in recent years. Drillers produced more than 8 million barrels of oil and 95 million cubic feet of natural gas in August 2014 -- 66 percent and 48 percent more than 2010 levels, respectively, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This success has bolstered stockpiles and lowered oil prices around the world. [...] » Read More
Posted On: January 6, 2015

By: Anil Busimi

Glass is the gold standard for parenteral packaging, especially in the prefilled syringe (PFS) market, where it represents 95 percent of all applications. But glass isn’t the only solution on the market. Polymers are also a well-established container material for many drugs, but its acceptance in parenteral packaging, especially for prefillable syringes (PFSs), is still debated. While both glass and polymer offer benefits for use in PFSs, it’s often difficult for pharmaceutical companies to choose the right material to meet the needs of their drugs and delivery to patients. [...] » Read More