More than 2.5 million glass table injuries are reported each year. New research gauges the scope of the problem and indicates a solution.
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Rather than having skyscraper windows reflect light and waste energy, transparent solar cells could turn them into power sources for buildings.
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A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.
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A new way to predict the density and stiffness of glasses could offer better reinforcing fibers for composite materials in automobiles and wind turbines.
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A new gyroscope, so small it can fit on the tip of your finger, could help drones and driverless cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
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A new method for 3D printing glass creates complicated objects without any of the hassle of previous techniques, researchers report.
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Volatile elements in magma, primarily water, drive explosive volcanic eruptions. Experiments now improve our understanding of how wet magmas can be.
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Glassy debris from the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima at the end of WWII still exists on beaches near the city.
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