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2013-11-11 12:24:52

DUBLIN, November 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xw2kwz/china_pv_glass) has announced the addition of the "China PV Glass Development Forecast Report 2012-2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xw2kwz/china_pv_glass ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The China PV Glass Development Forecast Report 2012-2016 is a professional and in-depth...

2013-11-08 23:21:55

Berndes Cookware offers a versatile lid that protects cookware while complimenting the beauty and design of the Berndes Cookware pieces. Lima, OH (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Berndes offers a wide variety of durable tempererd glass lids. The NEW Silicone lids are constructed of tempered glass accented by the signature stainless steel knob and silicone rim for a tight fit but also include a vent for steam release. There are a variety of lid sizes that will fit not only your Berndes cookware,...

Single-Atom Light Switch
2013-11-06 10:32:04

Vienna University of Technology With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fiber optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology. Fiber optic cables are turned in to a quantum lab: scientists are trying to build optical switches at the smallest possible scale in order to manipulate light. At the Vienna University of Technology, this can now be done using a single atom....

2013-11-04 08:20:28

ATK's Bushnell Acquisition, plus Recent Addition of Savage Arms, Results in Comprehensive Offering of Ammunition, Sporting Arms and Accessories ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that, on Nov. 1, 2013, it completed the acquisition of Bushnell Group Holdings, Inc. - a leading global designer, marketer and distributor of branded sports optics, outdoor accessories and performance eyewear. The Bushnell portfolio includes high-quality,...

2013-11-01 08:28:26

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, today announced it will provide a live webcast of its Investor Day being held at its corporate office in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Hosted by Mike Thaman, chairman and chief executive officer, Investor Day will feature presentations by key Owens Corning leaders. A live webcast of the event with slide presentations will be available...

2013-10-31 12:27:57

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning began when an experiment with glass building blocks produced an unexpected result - it revealed a way to make glass fibers in commercial quantities. That discovery launched more than a new product. It set in motion a remarkable series of events that included the birth of an innovative company that would develop new industries related to the production of fiber glass materials. The first, historic step occurred on Oct. 31,...

2013-10-30 12:22:40

Chicago AIA Honors Architect Andrew Metter for Innovative Design CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Metter, FAIA, Principal Design Architect, Epstein|Metter Studio was recognized at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2013 Design Excellence Awards for winning the Honor Level SustainABILITY Leadership Award for his innovative design of Ignite Glass Studios. Ignite is a state-of-the-art glass studio, gallery, and unique event space in the heart of the West Loop, which combines...

Google Lets Glass Explorers Invite Friends
2013-10-29 10:56:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to boost user numbers in the lead up to the official public launch, Google is now letting the earliest of Glass adopters extend to three friends the invitation to join the elite club of Glass Explorers. Just like first Explorers, those 'invited' to this program will also have to buy the spectacles for $1,500. The first Glass Explorers will also be able to replace their early prototype unit with a newer version. These newer...

2013-10-28 08:33:41

KYOTO, Japan, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, ADR: OMRNY) announced on October 28 that it will release the following new products on November 1. - Hex-shaped fiber unit build-in lens series E32-LT11N/E32-LD11N (Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201310255750/) These new standard fiber units allow for more stable detection by incorporating the lens units, in addition to easy and reliable installation with the hexagonal shape. At...

2013-10-27 23:02:21

Pico Projector Market report gives insights to the different trends in this market, which segment would drive the growth and how this market would mature in the next five years. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pico-projector-market-196.html (PRWEB) October 27, 2013 According to a new market research report, "Global Pico Projector Market (2010 - 2015)", the world pico projectors market revenue is estimated to reach 6080.57 million by the end of 2014, with a...


Latest Glass Reference Libraries

Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...

0_c9f119bd1739cac7e9201375dbb5f33d
2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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