Why is glass transparent?
If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? Mark Miodownik melts the scientific secret behind amorphous solids explaining that it all has to do with the electron configuration of the atoms involved. (4:07 min.) If you would like to learn about the history of glass as a human invention, check out these websites: History of Glass (http://www.historyofglass.com/) or the Corning Museum of Glass (http://www.cmog.org/visit/schools-groups-and-scouts/school-tours/resources/timeline-glass-history).
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