The art and science of glassblowing (video)

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 — If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste, 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. Reactions visited McFadden Art Glass in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn about the chemistry of this ancient material: https://youtu.be/HkLpAw9u-UU.

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