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The Moon Once Had Fountains Of FIRE From Lava Eruptions
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Soluble glass
Soluble glass is a popular name for sodium silicate or potassium silicate.
Boron trioxide
Boron trioxide (or diboron trioxide) is one of the oxides of boron. It is a white, glassy solid with the formula B2O3. It is almost always found as the vitreous (amorphous) form; however, it can be cr...
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Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
The Moon Once Had Fountains Of FIRE From Lava Eruptions
US scientists have found traces of carbon in volcanic glass collected from the Apollo missions, and say this volatile gas may have caused fountains of fire on the moon. The moon's surface was hot and ...
Impactite
Impactite is an informal term describing a rock created or modified by the impact of a meteorite. The term encompasses shock-metamorphosed target rocks, melts (suevites) and mixtures of the two, as we...
Fluorosilicate glass
Fluorosilicate glass (FSG) is a low-k dielectric used in between copper metal layers during silicon integrated circuit fabrication process. It has a low dielectric constant (k) and is now widely adopt...
Guilloché
Guilloché (or guilloche) is a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material. Specifically, it invol...
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Frosted glass
Frosted glass is produced by the sandblasting or acid etching of clear sheet glass. It has the effect of rendering the glass translucent by scattering of light during transmission, thus blurring image...
Frosted glass - Wikipedia
Trinitite
Trinitite, also known as atomsite or Alamogordo glass, is the glassy residue left on the desert floor after the plutonium-based Trinity nuclear bomb test on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico....
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Scoria
Scoria is a highly vesicular, dark colored volcanic rock that may or may not contain crystals (phenocrysts). It is typically dark in color (generally dark brown, black or purplish red), and basaltic o...
Scoria - Wikipedia
Hydrophobic silica
Hydrophobic silica is a form of silicon dioxide, commonly known as silica, that has hydrophobic groups chemically bonded to the surface. The hydrophobic groups are normally alkyl or polydimethylsiloxa...