New glass discovery

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Physical Sciences – Energy

Years: 7, 8

How thousands of years are taken off the glassmaking process

How thousands of years are taken off the glassmaking process

Word count: 399

A breakthrough in our understanding of how glasses form could herald a revolution in technology from improving the efficiency of solar cells and light emitting diodes, to better optics in telescopes, microscopes and optical fibres.

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