Someone went and made a real-life heart of glass

This is where science, art, and functionality converge. It's a meticulously crafted, anatomically accurate glass heart, created by Gary Farlow and his small team of sculptors at Farlow's Scientific Glassblowing. In an interview with Wired's Bryan Gardiner, Farlow says he and his team can create these transparent… » 10/22/12 8:30am 10/22/12 8:30am

Why can we see through glass but not other solids? Let this awesome video explain

It seems like a simple enough question - why are some materials transparent while others are opaque? But, as this video from the University of Nottingham's Sixty Symbols project explains, a lot of the most common explanations you get are fundamentally wrong. Watch a professional scientist recoil in horror at the… » 2/20/11 7:30pm 2/20/11 7:30pm

Major Discovery Could Lead to Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane

In the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show, the superheroine's invisible plane looked more like a glass plane. Which was, though not true to the comic, just as cool. And in fact a whole generation of TV-watching dorks grew up wanting glass planes as a result. Now those Wonder Woman fans may get their wishes. Researchers have… » 6/26/08 8:00am 6/26/08 8:00am