Glass Fun Facts: Why Is Glass Transparent?


UK Professor Phil Moriarty discusses what makes glass appear transparent in this video by the Sixty Symbols – a collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from The University of Nottingham.

A photon checks into a hotel. The bell hop asks him ” Can I help you with your luggage?” To which the photon replies, “I don’t have any. I’m traveling light.”

I still have no idea why glass is transparent, but his accent is so good that he doesn’t need to pronounce words right. I guess his explanation didn’t have enough energy and passed right true me. He must assume I know something about being excited.

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