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Glass Made of Ideas
Posted On: August 11, 2015

By: Ted Wegert

Accidents happen. In the kitchen, slippery hands, hot handles, and any number of distractions can cause even the most experienced home cooks to drop heavy cans, cookware, and utensils. [...] » Read More
Posted On: August 6, 2015

By: Tina Gallo

Bacon and eggs. Batman and Robin. Ben and Jerry. BOROFLOAT® and silicon. It’s easy to spot perfect pairs. [...] » Read More
Posted On: August 3, 2015

By: Todd Jaeger

The laser has long been a favorite of science fiction writers, movie directors, and audiences alike. The technology was first developed in the 1960s, and since then, it’s been studied in some of the most advanced laboratories and research facilities across the world. While lasers might seem like an object of the future (or a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away), technical advancements have found new ways to introduce these devices into the commercial market. [...] » Read More
Posted On: July 21, 2015

By: Tony Cappabianca

True innovation isn’t about outrageous creativity. It’s about bringing ideas down to earth. From the fiber optics in surgical endoscopes to the lighting in airplane cabins, the endless possibilities of design must inevitably meet the limits of manufacturing. Designers push the boundaries of the possible while manufacturers ensure a streamlined production process. However this balance isn’t always achievable. [...] » Read More
Posted On: June 24, 2015

By: Rina Della Vecchia

The great astronomers of the past formulated theories and developed new ideas with simple lenses in their telescopes. Eventually, science and industrial communities partnered to develop more complex systems like the Hubble Telescope, which just celebrated 25 years of breathtaking images and discovery. [...] » Read More
Posted On: June 15, 2015

By: Lutz Gruebel

How do you protect innovation? In the case of smartphones and tablets with glass screens, you use an equally innovative glass coating. [...] » Read More
Posted On: June 9, 2015

By: Tina Gallo

In the heart of the Texas desert, an optical telescope is on a mission to spot the invisible. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope, located at The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, is the world’s third largest optical telescope, yet it’s currently undergoing modifications to look beyond the visible and uncover the unseen forces that expand our universe. [...] » Read More
Posted On: May 27, 2015

By: Suzann Erben

The world’s largest industrially manufactured glass tube recently made its debut. Produced in Mitterteich, Germany, its 18-inch outer diameter is bigger than a large New York City pizza. [...] » Read More