3D printing beautiful glass structures


MIT researchers developed a new system for 3D printing transparent, colored, and strong glass structures from digital files. Read the rest

WATCH: Jack Storms, sculpted gorgeous cube for Guardians of the Galaxy

Cold glass sculptor Jack Storms explains how he makes his gorgeous pieces, including one that became a cube prop in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. Read the rest

WATCH: Glassmaster Paul Stankard on glassblowing artistry


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

Radioactive glassware and the collectors who love it


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

The psychedelic glass art of Mike Gong: 'Acid Eater' will make you lose your marbles

Artist Mike Gong creates detailed, psychedlic designs inside hand-formed glass marbles. Shown here, his 'Acid Eaters' series. Read the rest

New Disruptors 57: Through a Glass Brightly with Abhi Lokesh

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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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A year with Google Glass

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

Anatomical glass sculptures from MRI/CT scans

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

Slowmo shattering of Prince Rupert's Drop glass

Prince Rupert's Drops, unusual glass objects made by dripping molten glass into water, have a very strange shattering property.

Blown-glass medical models

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