A Week in Review: 10/6/13 – 10/12/13

October 10, 2013

Bending world’s thinnest glass shows atoms’ dance
Watch what happens when you bend and break the world thinnest glass. This glass, discovered by Cornell researchers and their international team of collaborators, was recently featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and is made of the same compounds as everyday windowpanes.

Tanks, graphene! Rice advances compressed gas storage
A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda.
The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has enhanced a polymer material to make it far more impermeable to pressurized gas and far lighter than the metal in tanks now used to contain the gas.