How our future sun-drinking glass roads will power the country
You can make it any way you want. Basically bulletproof glass is several sheets of tempered glass laminated together. That's what we have, only our glass is a half inch thick, and tempered, and laminated." According to the founders, the glass is strong ...
Diacyrlic Glass-the sparkling art of the science
It glitters like the sun with the depth of a shadow box. Here's how it's made. Typically, parts of the glass are masked to create different designs. The one millimeter-thick sheet of glass is placed in a vacuum and then positively charged. Then ...
Obama's own Berlin Wall! President issues call to 'break down the walls in our hearts'... from behind a giant bulletproof screen
Obama's comments today in Berlin about 'breaking down the walls' come tinged with irony as the President delivered his remarks behind thick walls of bullet-proof glass. The safety measure has been a constant presence throughout his presidency when he makes ...
Million Dollar Mercedes: Daimler's S-Class Pullman To Debut In 2015
Speaking of security, the windshield is made from half-inch thick bulletproof glass and optional armor-plated body panels are designed to withstand continuous gunfire, hand grenades and other small explosive projectiles. Hey, life at the top has its risks ...
How do you make bullet-proof glass?
At least, that is the idea. Bullet-resistant glass is tested for strength using different calibres of guns. A shot from a modern rifle will need at least a 5cm-thick pane to stop it, since the bullet speed is so high, typically around 820 metres a second.