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Glass Made of Ideas
Posted On: November 20, 2014

By: Victoria Sanville

U.S. Soldiers are deployed in 150 countries around the globe, prevailing in combat in Afghanistan, training security forces in Iraq, providing NATO and allied support to dampen tensions in Eastern Europe, and helping fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. On each of these fronts, the warfighter needs tactical vehicles equipped with the newest and most effective defense technology: stronger, lighter armor; better situational awareness; and reliable electronics and communications systems that allow more fluid Soldier-to-Soldier contact no matter where they’re located. [...] » Read More
Posted On: November 11, 2014

By: Eric Urruti

Volcanoes can transform landscapes, influence the climate, and sometimes even offer technological breakthroughs that are hard to find anywhere else. That’s what Dr. Donald Dingwell discovered. Dingwell, the Secretary General of the European Research Council, is one of the top experimental volcanologists in the world. [...] » Read More
Posted On: November 3, 2014

By: Tony Perry

In recent years, packaging errors have become a common cause of drug recalls, forcing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to introduce tighter regulations to ensure patient safety. The wrong packaging can render a drug unusable or potentially dangerous and can entangle pharmaceutical manufacturers in damaging compliance issues. [...] » Read More
Posted On: October 21, 2014

By: Anil Busimi

More than half of all drug candidates in development today are biotech-based drugs and are generally only administered by injection. Prefilled syringe (PFS) usage in particular continues to grow due to increased demand by both patients and health care workers for an easy, safe, and accurate (correct dosage) method to administer injectable drugs. [...] » Read More
Posted On: October 7, 2014

By: Mike Souza

About 90 percent of all the data in the world was created in just the past few years. Much of that information is moved, accessed, and stored through fiber optics and glass substrates that make possible everything from the huge data warehouses that power our favorite e-commerce sites to the thumb drive you take home at night. Without glass, information would be helplessly fixed, incapable of reaching its full potential. For this reason, perhaps the Information Age is a misnomer for our time -- we’re really living in the Glass Age. [...] » Read More
Posted On: September 23, 2014

By: Joe Hale

Nuclear power plants are stringent about safety and control. Protocols spell out the steps to resolve emergency scenarios ranging from equipment failures to loss of power to an inability to cool the reactor core, allowing crews to quickly address and prevent disasters. But what about the events that can’t be predicted? [...] » Read More
Posted On: September 15, 2014

By: Ed Hart

When observed under an electron microscope, porous glass resembles the elegant structure of coral. Yet don’t let the material’s beauty fool you; like many kinds of glass, its true gift is its strength. Porous glass is an often unsung hero in fields as diverse as medicine, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas.

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Posted On: August 12, 2014

By: Karen Wegert

This post is part of our “Tough as Glass” series.

Fireplaces are the centerpiece of many homes, adding warmth and aesthetic appeal. Glass-sealed fireplaces offer the beauty of a natural fire while securing soot, ash, and flames behind a glass-ceramic barrier that must withstand extreme heat and cooling. In order to ensure that barrier remains intact despite the heat of the fire and the potential for breakage and thermal shock, SCHOTT puts its ROBAX glass-ceramic through three major tests. [...] » Read More