In under an hour, glass artist James Mongrain transforms blobs of molten glass into a stunning green dragon. The choreographed teamwork, the variety of tools, and the interesting narration make this a real treat. Read the rest
"Hopefully plugging something into a GFCI outlet will save me if something goes wrong."
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I added a line of dialog to Star Trek: First Contact.
PREVIOUSLY: Yeah, Obi-Wan Remembers the Truth Alright Read the rest
Blending cool jazz and hot glass earned filmmaker Bert Haanstra the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. It set the bar for short documentaries that work internationally. Read the rest
MIT researchers developed a new system for 3D printing transparent, colored, and strong glass structures from digital files. Read the rest
how he makes his gorgeous pieces
Cold glass sculptor Jack Storms explains
, including one that became a cube prop in the Guardians of the Galaxy
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Paul Stankard's impossibly beautiful handblown glass pieces look impossible to create. In Beauty Beyond Nature, he discusses the craft while working in his studio. Read the rest
Collectors Weekly has a great gallery and profile of uranium-infused glassware from the early 20th century. They ask experts: is it safe, and why does it glow under UV light? Read the rest
Artist Mike Gong creates detailed, psychedlic designs inside hand-formed glass marbles. Shown here, his 'Acid Eaters' series. Read the rest
Take a picture and put it under glass, but not quite the way you think. The folks at Fracture have a built a business that connects several different technologies into one new way to make large-format photos printed on glass suitable for hanging. Today I talk to Abhi Lokesh, one of Fracture's founders, about the journey from a small village in Africa to a whizz-bang printing and distribution company.
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Mat Honan, for Wired:
"I wanted to wear Google Glass during the birth of our second child. My wife was extremely unreceptive to this idea when I suggested it. Angry, even. But as we got a bit closer to the date, she began to warm to it and eventually landed somewhere in the neighborhood of bemused hostility
." Read the rest
Fine artist Angela Palmer takes CT/MRI scanner of people and animals, engraves the data onto thin glass sheets that are then combined into 3D sculptures. Recently, she's used the same technique to reproduce data from the Kepler telescope too.
"Angela Palmer: Life Lines"
"Kepler: Goldilocks" (NASA) Read the rest
Prince Rupert's Drops, unusual glass objects made by dripping molten glass into water, have a very strange shattering property.
If you loved me, you'd buy me this all-glass complete brain artery model from Farlow Scientific Glassblowing
. It's $4,000. At least I didn't ask for the full-body complete artery model! Read the rest