Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s model of Ulactis muscosa, also known as a sand anemone, is quite photogenic. A large-scale photo of the model is featured on the entrance wall to the exhibition Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of … Read more →
Let’s consider glass and transparency. Why is glass transparent and why is it sometimes not? What does it mean to be translucent or opaque? The ability to transmit, absorb, or reflect light is a characteristic that makes glass very appealing … Read more →
We’ve all heard of silica (or was that silicon or silicone or silicate? Wait a minute, are there 4 of them!?) And we probably know it has something to do with glass. But what is it exactly? I have to … Read more →
Dr. Marvin Bolt, the Museum’s new curator of science and technology, came to Corning last November from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. I recently sat down with him to hear about what he’s looking forward to in his new role.