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How Does Glassblowing Work?

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If you’ve ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for the bottled soda because it tastes better, or drooled over art glass in a gallery, then your life has been changed for the better by the transparent yet durable combination of sand and simple chemicals we call glass. We visited McFadden Art Glass in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn about the chemistry of this ancient material.

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Producer:
Elaine Seward

Writer:
Alexa Billow

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
John C. Mauro, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Kyle Nackers

Music:
Sam Leopard – To the Point
Sam Leopard – You Are My Vidence

Sources:
https://www.britannica.com/technology/glass
https://www.britannica.com/technology/glassblowing
http://www.compoundchem.com/2015/03/03/coloured-glass/
http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/artwork/glassblowing1.htm
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https://www.corning.com/gorillaglass/worldwide/en/technology/how-it-s-made.html
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/past-issues/archive-2014-2015/smartphones.html
http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/03/05/colours-of-transition-metal-ions-in-aqueous-solution/
http://www.compoundchem.com/2015/03/03/coloured-glass/
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359028607000356
https://www.cmog.org/research/glass-dictionary

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