Who invented the glass?

Some suggest it was Phoenician merchants cooking a meal by the camp fire and some of their manifest spilt into the fire and mixed with the sand (silica) and noticed that a glassy material formed. I'm unsure if this is

Why does light travel through glass but not through wood?

Wood has molecules in which electrons move with such frequencies which matches the frequencies of light( EM wave) . This makes wood eligible for absorbing light and hence opaque to light. Moreover some frequencies get reflected as well.Glass molecules does not have such frequencies which makes the refractive power very high. Hence it is transparent.

Why can we see through glass but can't see through wood or steel?

Light passes through glass it's not absorbed. It's not absorbed because there is nothing which "absorbs" light in visual frequencies in glass. It does absorb UV light, but we don't see UV light.Light doesn't pass through wood or steel because light is absorbed by those materials.

Why does light travel through glass but not through wood?

Wood has molecules in which electrons move with such frequencies which matches the frequencies of light( EM wave) . This makes wood eligible for absorbing light and hence opaque to light. Moreover some frequencies get reflected as well.Glass molecules does not have such frequencies which makes the refractive power very high. Hence it is transparent.

Light can't pass through solid mass, but why can it only pass through glass?

Light can't pass through solid mass - IS A WRONG STATEMENT - It can pass through of course glass included and plastics - Diamonds - acrylic - poly-carbonate - and many other solid substances.

Does light bend when it goes through glass?

Yes. In a manner of fact it bends the moment it hits our planet atmosphere.Light speed is only constant in the vacuum of space. The moment it changes the medium through which it travels, its speed also changes.When hitting our planet atmosphere light bends and slows down. Not

Both wall and a glass slabs are solids, but light travels through glass but not through the wall. Why?

As far as I'm aware, its all to do with the organisation of electrons within the atom. In an opaque material, photons (light particles for want of a better term) enter the atom, hit an electron and the photons energy is absorbed by

If glass is clear, then why does it reflect so much light?

Glass reflects, transmits, and absorbs light. It does all three things.The reflection of light by the glass is the smallest fraction of the total of these three things, typically.

Who invented 3D glass?

You probably want to know who invented 3D glasses!Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) a British scientist applied principles of stereopsis, the ability to perceive depth, to create the first 3D viewing device: the stereoscope. Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) a Scottish scientist later streamlined it and what resulted was the world's first portable, 3D viewing device –

What are the types of glasses to be used for dining tables?

Glass dining tables are becoming popular in the modern days. Glass tables are strong and long-lasting. Many people have opinion regarding glass that it is not appropriate for furniture because it is not durable and solid. However, the glass being used in dining tables these days is highly resilient and robust. There are different types of

What are the different uses of a glass coffee table?

The coffee table is a new style to decorate your bedrooms. This is usually can be seen in the front of sofa set in bedrooms. People can use them at the time of reading of newspaper and the magazines. Normally people are using this just for the decoration of

Can brandy be aged in plastic bottles or glass only?

Few points here.Why do you want to age Brandy?What makes you think it can be aged?What do you think contributes to the aging process ?What do you think plastic containers are used for?Wine ages ,Brandy ages...in barrels. wine will continue to age in any container due to it's organic and chemical makeup ...basically tanmins, however Brandy like

Do chefs and cooks wear safety glasses when at work?

No, they don't. Should they? Maybe but until they invent comfortable safety goggles/glasses that never fog up they won't. It is more dangerous in a kitchen with fogged glasses than without any glasses at all. That's for sure. I've been burned on the inside of my eye socket near the bridge

Do rolex watches have display casebacks?

Yes, some do.  The Rolex Cellini Prince has a display back:

Does everyone look better with glasses?

Depends on what you mean by the question.Everyone looks much better to me with glasses...as in when I have my glasses on.Otherwise, unless they are quite close to me, they are patchwork colored blurs.I am told I look better with my glasses on as well because either squint or have a rather vague, wandering

If I break a glass in a restaurant by mistake, should I pay for it?

Q - If I break a glass in a restaurant by mistake, should I pay for it?A - Thank you, Nikhil But, No you should not, either. If you are half as nice a person as you seem to be, I am sure they would rather just keep you as a

What effect do glass top tables create, in comparison to wood top tables?

The glass top dining tables generally work well with many decor themes. In case you have a certain place in your room where you need the stuff to be a bit brighter, then you can always select the glass top furniture. The reason is very obvious of

Can brandy be aged in plastic bottles or glass only?

Few points here.Why do you want to age Brandy?What makes you think it can be aged?What do you think contributes to the aging process ?What do you think plastic containers are used for?Wine ages ,Brandy ages...in barrels. wine will continue to age in any container due to it's organic and chemical makeup ...basically tanmins, however Brandy like

Do chefs and cooks wear safety glasses when at work?

No, they don't. Should they? Maybe but until they invent comfortable safety goggles/glasses that never fog up they won't. It is more dangerous in a kitchen with fogged glasses than without any glasses at all. That's for sure. I've been burned on the inside of my eye socket near the bridge

Do rolex watches have display casebacks?

Yes, some do.  The Rolex Cellini Prince has a display back:

Does everyone look better with glasses?

Depends on what you mean by the question.Everyone looks much better to me with glasses...as in when I have my glasses on.Otherwise, unless they are quite close to me, they are patchwork colored blurs.I am told I look better with my glasses on as well because either squint or have a rather vague, wandering

If I break a glass in a restaurant by mistake, should I pay for it?

Q - If I break a glass in a restaurant by mistake, should I pay for it?A - Thank you, Nikhil But, No you should not, either. If you are half as nice a person as you seem to be, I am sure they would rather just keep you as a

What effect do glass top tables create, in comparison to wood top tables?

The glass top dining tables generally work well with many decor themes. In case you have a certain place in your room where you need the stuff to be a bit brighter, then you can always select the glass top furniture. The reason is very obvious of

Who are some of the most famous stained glass artists?

Kandinsky made a few, unsure where all of his efforts went, one I believe is in Munich.

Which is the best glass for home windows?

The best way to approach this topic is to think about the kind of function you desire from your home windows. Another thing to consider is the room in which you want to install your windows. I recommend you try

How can we make glass on our own at home?

First, you will need a heat source that can generate between 1500 to 2500 degrees celsius.  Typically this comes in the form of a forge or furnace.  Once you have the heat source, the rest is straight forward:How to Make Glass