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Latest Glass physics Stories

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2011-01-13 09:06:15

Amorphous palladium-based alloy demonstrates unprecedented level of combined toughness and strength; could be of use in biomedical implants.

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2011-01-11 07:44:41

A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers.

2010-11-30 15:15:47

Glass is something we all know about. It's what we sip our drinks from, what we look out of to see what the weather is like before going outside and it is the backbone to our high speed communications infrastructure (optical fibers).

2010-06-16 22:02:23

The secret life of water just got weirder.

2010-04-21 13:55:56

Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.

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2010-03-05 12:36:30

In research published in the March 4 issue of the journal Nature, Northeastern University physicists have pioneered the development of large-scale computer simulations to assess how cracks form and proliferate in materials ranging from steel and glass to nanostructures and human bones.

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2009-03-24 09:52:28

Metallic glass that’s stronger and lasts longer.

2009-03-17 11:43:44

Many households harbor a threat to young children that safety regulations, surprisingly, have overlooked: glass-topped tables and tables with glass panels.

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2009-02-07 09:14:31

One hundred and fifty years after the construction of Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition, scientists at The University of Nottingham and the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with the University of Bath, have presented an explanation of how atoms behave as glass cools and hardens.

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2008-11-21 10:38:38

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is part of an international team of scientists that is learning more about how cracks form in brittle materials.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.