Soon, blast-resistant glass that can withstand force of explosion

To withstand the force of an explosion, earthquake, or hurricanes winds, a team of engineers from the University of Missouri and the University of Sydney in Australia are working to develop a blast-resistant glass that is lighter, thinner, and colorless.

But current blast-resistant glass technology is thicker than a 300-page novel-so thick it cannot be placed in a regular window frame. This makes it very difficult-and expensive-to replace standard glass windows in present structures.

Unlike today's blast-resistant windows, which are made of pure polymer layers, this new design is a plastic composite that has an interlayer of polymer reinforced with glass fibers-and it's only a quarter-inch thick.

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