Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates

Berkeley — Most frogs emit a characteristic croak to attract the attention of a potential mate. But a few frog species that call near loud streams — where the noise may obscure those crucial love songs — add to their calls by visually showing off with the flap of a hand, a wave of a […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics

IMAGE: The voids (yellow) in silica glass become much smaller when the glass is quenched at higher pressures. view more  Credit: Yongjian Yang, Penn State Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics — ScienceDaily

Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the silica glass used for these cables would have less signal loss if it were manufactured under high pressure. “Signal loss means that […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics

The voids (yellow) in silica glass become much smaller when the glass is quenched at higher pressures. Credit: Yongjian Yang, Penn State Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the […]

An inside look at how fiber optic glass is made

You may never see fiber, but it plays a huge part in your online life. (Christopher Payne /) Fiber optics helped bring this article to whatever device you’re reading it on. The tiny strands of ultra-clear glass play a crucial role in just about everything that happens on the web—from connecting massive data centers to […]

A theory as clear as glass

Scientists at The University of Tokyo use computer simulations to model the effects of elemental composition on the glass-forming ability of metallic mixtures, which may lead to tough, electroconductive glasses Credit: Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo used molecular dynamics calculations […]

Breaking Down The Life-Sciences Glass Ceiling

Let’s be completely honest here, the life-science industry is one which is still predominately filled with men. While of course there is nothing wrong with this, it cannot be denied that women are simply not as commonly found working in this industry. There are quite a few speculated reasons for this, ranging from a lack […]

Novel glass materials made from organic and inorganic components

IMAGE: Dr Courtney Calahoo from the University of Jena presents organic glass (l.) and inorganic glass (r.) – two starting materials for the new composite glass. view more  Credit: Image: Jens Meyer/University of Jena Cambridge/Jena (16.11.2020) Linkages between organic and inorganic materials are a common phenomenon in nature, e.g., in the construction of bones and skeletal […]