A collection of raw Libyan desert glass.
The origin of Libyan desert glass found scattered in an Egyptian desert has puzzled scientists for years. But a new look at the glass structure reveals its meteoric formation.
New York restricts the growth of glass skyscrapers.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
Cate Watkinson, Colour Columns. © Chris Davis
An unlikely combination of artists, medieval historians, philosophers and scientists have converged to create an exhibition of glass artworks.
Very powerful, try to avoid.
Lightning strikes are powerful – but we haven't had solid estimates of their energy until now. Researchers turned to the hollow stone tubes they create by vaporizing sand for more precise calculations.
20 tons of Ohara E6 borosilicate glass being loaded onto the mold of one of the GMT’s mirrors.
Ray Bertram, Steward Observatory
The laws of physics dictate that to pick out ever fainter objects from space and see them more sharply, we're going to need a bigger telescope. And that means we need massive mirrors.
London’s famous Shard is one big window, but bricks and wood are more efficient.
Air conditioning alone won't make global warming more bearable – architects must reinvent the window.
Make up your mind, glass.
Before Pilkingtons invented plate glass in the mid-19th century, flat panes could not be made. Old windows are uneven. Some once thought this was because glass is a liquid that flows down slowly over the…
A comet entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded above Egypt causing a rain of fire onto the sand dunes below approximately…
Researchers have mapped the structure of a metallic glass on the atomic scale, bringing them closer to understanding where…