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What would our world be like without TVs, cell phones or com-

Summary: What would our world be like
without TVs, cell phones or com-
puters? Few of us can imagine
a world without glass and all of
the technological advancements
it has enabled. Glass has long
been the measure of our quality
of life, from our earliest ability to
store perishables, to enabling
Thomas Edison to light the world
with his tungsten filaments, to
the fiberoptic cables that criss-cross the globe to power
the telecommunications revolution; these last two tech-
nologies were pioneered by Corning. Due to its seamless
service to mankind, few recognize the innovation feats in
chemistry and materials science that have turned the basic
materials of sand to glass and glass to the varying shapes
and functions that we have required over the centuries.
Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty
glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years


Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Mathematics