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  • Twice as many Children Die From Glass Tabletop Accidents as Firearms Accidents

    11/07/2020 4:26:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 July 2020, a paper titled: Glass table injuries: A silent public health problem was published in the American Journal of Surgery.  The paper detailed an examination of how many accidents involving glass tables occurred in the United States, how severe the injuries from such accidents were, and the distribution of injuries by age. The annual number of fatalities from accidents involving glass tables was projected to be about 400. Most people do not consider glass tables to be a significant risk for accidents. 400 deaths a year sounds like a lot. It is about .13 per 100,000, out...
  • There were so many birds falling out of the sky that we didn’t know what was going on in Philadelphia!

    10/11/2020 1:25:53 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    SS ^ | 10/10/20 | ss
    Stephen Maciejewski dropped to a knee on a Center City sidewalk Wednesday morning and gently scooped up a yellow-billed cuckoo that had smashed into a skyscraper and died on its way to Central America or the West Indies. “This probably happened yesterday,” said Maciejewski, a 71-year-old retired social worker and volunteer for Audubon Pennsylvania. He labeled a plastic bag with the time, date, and location, tucked the slim migrator into it, and continued his rounds. Maciejewski gets emotional when he speaks about all the birds he finds, but nothing, he says, prepared him for what happened Friday. “So many birds...
  • 2 SC National Guardsmen found glass baked into pizza they ordered while on DC deployment

    06/11/2020 4:07:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 6/10/2020 | Thomas Novelly
    The soldiers were staying at the Marriott Marquis Hotel during their mission to the nation’s capital when they decided to order a pizza from a nearby establishment using Uber Eats, according to a Department of Defense report shared with The Post and Courier. When they opened the pizza, they found shards of glass baked into the dough and cheese. They didn’t eat the pizza and no one was injured, according to the report. No other Guardsmen experienced a similar problem. “The command says that the soldiers are OK, and that this was the only incident to their knowledge,” said Capt....
  • This Video of Bullets Hitting 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drops Will Blow Your Mind

    04/22/2020 3:48:08 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 38 replies
    Science alert ^ | 22 April 2020 | FIONA MACDONALD
    "Goggle up, science is about to happen! Physicists have been obsessed with these 'unbreakable' glass drops since the 1600s. But what happens if you shoot one with a bullet? Spoiler: Prince Rupert's drops are so strong, they actually cause the bullet to shatter. In glorious slow motion, you can watch as the bullet crumbles against the wide end of the drop, sending out shock waves that then rattle the rest of the structure and cause the thin end to break, resulting in the entire thing exploding.
  • Mount Vesuvius eruption melted victim's brain to glass

    01/23/2020 9:08:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.23.2020 | lc/rc (AFP, AP)
    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an ancient victim’s brain into glass, according to Italian anthropologists. The finding, dubbed as “sensational” and published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, marks the first time that scientists have verified such a phenomenon. […] The remains of a man found lying on a wooden bed were discovered in Herculaneum in the 1960s. He is believed to have been the custodian of the College of Augustales, a place of worship that was at the center of the cult of Roman Emperor Augustus. The glassy substance found inside of the victim’s skull...
  • Glass from a 3-D printer

    11/26/2019 12:18:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | November 26, 2019 | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich
    Various glass objects created with a 3-D printer. Credit: Group for Complex Materials =================================================================== ETH researchers used a 3-D printing process to produce complex and highly porous glass objects. The basis for this is a special resin that can be cured with UV light. Producing glass objects using 3-D printing is not easy. Only a few groups of researchers around the world have attempted to produce glass using additive methods. Some have made objects by printing molten glass, but the disadvantage is that this requires extremely high temperatures and heat-resistant equipment. Others have used powdered ceramic particles that can be...
  • Scientists are sprinkling millions of tiny glass beads on glaciers (snip)

    09/26/2019 1:55:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/26/2019 | JAMES PERO
    A newly devised type of silica bead could help save melting glaciers from the onslaught of climate change, scientists say. The innovative new approach, developed by a company called Ice911, employs minuscule beads of 'glass' which are spread across the surface layer of glaciers. There they help to reflect light beating down on them and slow what has become a tremendous pace of melt throughout the last several years. 'I just asked myself a very simple question: Is there a safe material that could help replace that lost reflectivity?' Found of Ice911, Leslie Field, told Mother Jones. What they landed...
  • Temple Glass Discovered?!

    07/25/2019 12:55:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Simcha TV ^ | June 19, 2013 | Simcha Jacobovici
    Not many people realize this but the biggest slab of raw glass from the ancient world was discovered in northern Israel in "Beit She'arim", in the Galilee, in 1956. The rectangular glass slab is 11?.5?.5 feet, weighing 9 tons. Beit She'arim is a cemetery where the editor of the Mishna (the first "layer" of the Talmud), Rabbi Judah the Prince/Yehudah haNasi (135 to 217 CE) is buried. Most people visiting this cemetery are not aware that the chunk of glass is there, looking somewhat opaque on the floor of the cave that serves as the visitors' center... Again, no one...
  • who could possibly hate dogs so much that they would scatter broken glass all over a dog park ?

    07/22/2019 3:34:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 45 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 22, 2019
    CANADA: Gee…who could possibly hate dogs so much that they would scatter broken glass all over a dog park ? JULY 22, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Dog walkers say someone appears to be intentionally placing thousands of pieces of broken glass in the ground all around Dave Bartlett Park, an off-leash dog park in Manotick. CTV News via VladTepesBlog Dog walkers fear someone is deliberately trying to harm their dogs. “Nobody thinks this is an accident,” said Dana McPhail. “There was 50, 60 people here yesterday everybody was upset and everybody was saying somebody doesn’t want this dog park here; somebody...
  • Sears Tower glass observation deck cracks

    06/13/2019 4:15:10 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 41 replies
    People.comd ^ | Robyn Merrett
    Tourists visiting the Willis Tower SkyDeck in Chicago were left horrified when the protective layer of the attraction’s glass ledge cracked. The terrifying incident happened Monday on the Tower’s 103rd floor, which is the location of the deck that gives visitors a panoramic view of not only Chicago but also Lake Michigan and parts of Indiana. Visitors are encouraged to stand on the deck’s ledge so that when they look down they can see the city below them.
  • These 100-Year-Old Glass Flowers Are So Accurate, They Rival the Real Thing

    05/22/2019 7:14:06 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    Artsy on the Internet ^ | 20 jOctober 2017 | Abigail Cain
    The problem with Harvard University’s collection of glass flowers, explains professor of botany Donald H. Pfister, is that they’re too realistic. “When they’re photographed, they just look like plants,” he says, ruefully. “So how do you make a photo book that lets people know that these are actually glass models?” Even the first director of Harvard’s Botanical Museum, George Lincoln Goodale, was initially fooled by the models. During an 1886 trip to Germany to visit the home of glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, he saw what he assumed to be a vase of blooming, freshly-cut orchids. In truth, each...
  • We Just Got a Huge Step Closer to Solving The Bizarre Physics of Glass

    05/05/2019 8:54:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 4 May 2019 | PETER DOCKRILL
    For something so commonplace, glass is actually an incredible mystery; an enigma of physics that has defied understanding since humans first encountered it millennia ago. The reason is this: glass is no ordinary solid. But nor is it a liquid. It lies somewhere in between, a strange hybrid known as an amorphous solid – something that's firm to the touch, yet down at the atomic level, it actually behaves rather more like liquid.
  • 911 calls confirm strange workplace hazard at Apple

    03/05/2018 10:32:28 AM PST · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/5/2018 | By Newser Editors | Newser
    Last month, reports emerged about a strange workplace hazard at Apple's sleek new headquarters in Cupertino. It seems that people keep walking head first into the glass walls at Apple Park. Now the San Francisco Chronicle confirms the news via 911 calls on three separate incidents in early January. Some highlights: First call: "We had an individual who ran into a glass wall pane and they hit their head. They have a small cut on their head and they are bleeding, slightly disoriented." Second call: "So we had an employee, he was on campus and he walked into a glass...
  • Biz & Tech Apple Park: Transcript of 911 Calls About Injuries From Walking Into Glass

    03/05/2018 10:31:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Below are transcripts of three 911 calls from Apple’s new campus, obtained by The Chronicle via a public-records request. The calls, all made in January, relate to injuries suffered by people who walked into glass at the campus, which is called Apple Park. The transcript has been lightly edited. Click here for a story about how a Cupertino official had warned Apple last year about the problem.Call 1 (Jan. 2) Dispatcher: Medical emergency, 185, what are you reporting? Caller: This is Apple security reporting a medical injury. Dispatcher: OK, what is the address of the emergency? Caller: Just a moment....

    07/21/2017 5:56:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2017 | J Hines
    YouTube channel TAOFLEDERMAUS encourages its viewers to send in handmade ammunition to practice shooting with. In one of their videos, one viewer called Sam came up with the idea to create glass shotgun slugs and sent them in. Basically they wanted to see whether the glass slugs would survive the intense shock of being shot out of a gun and hit what they’re aiming at. You might think that firing something made of glass wouldn’t work very well. The creator of these glass slugs did a great job and to add to its destructive capabilities, there’s a nail hidden inside...
  • Scientists solve 400-year-old mystery of Prince Rupert's drops

    05/09/2017 10:39:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | by Lisa Zyga
    Prince Rupert’s drop. ============================================================================================================================ (—Researchers have finally answered a question that has stumped scientists since the early 1600s: Why are the heads of tadpole-shaped pieces of glass called "Prince Rupert's drops" so strong? In the 17th century, Prince Rupert from Germany brought some of these glass drops to England's King Charles II, who was intrigued by their unusual properties. While the head of the drop is so strong that it can withstand the impact of a hammer, the tail is so fragile that bending it with your fingers will not only break the tail, but cause the entire droplet to...
  • China's 'glass king' to complete U.S. expansion despite Trump tensions (4,500 jobs)

    02/28/2017 12:59:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Today ^ | February 28, 2017 | Reuters
    HONG KONG - China's largest auto glass manufacturer, Fuyao Glass Industry Group <600660.SS>, will press ahead with investments worth about $1 billion in the United States this year despite criticism at home amid growing China-U.S. tensions, the company's chairman said. The company also expects to invest a further $130 million in Germany and Russia this year as it looks to tap into more high-end overseas markets, Cao Dewang told Reuters in an interview in Hong Kong on Monday. Cao, whose company is already the biggest investor in Ohio, said he planned to create about 4,500 jobs by setting-up plants in...
  • The glass on the Wilshire Grand is creating too much glare, says one neighbor...

    11/17/2016 6:08:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    L A Times ^ | 11/16/2016 | Hugo Martin
    Construction of the tallest building west of the Mississippi is scheduled to be completed in downtown Los Angeles in four months, but a neighbor of the new Wilshire Grand Hotel is calling for a halt to the project because of glare from the tower’s glass exterior. EYP Realty, a real estate management firm next to the $1-billion project, has filed a protest with the city of Los Angeles, asking that the project’s building permit be revoked and that the glass exterior of the 1,100-foot structure be replaced. “The installation of the very reflective glass is a clear violation of the...
  • Apple's use of 'sapphire' in iPhone camera lens questioned in new tests

    10/05/2016 9:52:51 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 22 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/4/2016 | Tom Warren
    Apple has been using sapphire on its iPhone camera lenses for a few years now since the launch of the iPhone 5S, but it might not be as scratch resistant as you'd expect. A new video raises questions over Apple's use of sapphire in its iPhone camera lens, and includes scratch tests to rate its durability. While Apple claims it uses sapphire crystal in its iPhone lens, tests by YouTuber JerryRigEverything show that Apple could be using a more cost effective sapphire laminate on top of regular glass. JerryRigEverything tested Apple's iPhone lens with an XRF machine and electron microscope,...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...