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.
The Corning Museum of Glass has named to its Board of Trustees, Dr. David L. Morse, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Corning Incorporated. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Morse to our board. He brings extraordinary experience … Read more →