Introduction: Blow Your Mind (01:19)
In this video, Destin explores ways glass is made stronger for protection against car wrecks, bullets and outer space.
Bulletproof Glass (04:00)
See what happens when an AK-47 is fired at transparent armor. Multiple layers of glass absorb the force of the bullet while a plastic layer protects the target.
Space Glass (01:48)
See early developmental helmets and a window from Apollo at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Glass had to be created at over 3,600° to survive a space mission.
Making Glass (02:05)
Glass dates back over 3,000 years. Adding ingredients to sand makes it melt easier.
Breaking Automotive Glass (03:13)
Engineers began making safety glass in 1927. Destin demonstrates how side windows and windshields break differently.
Tempered Glass (01:50)
Protective automotive glass gets its properties from the tempering process. A stress layer is created when the outer layer is cooled quicker than the inner, making it stronger and safer.
Prince Rupert's Drop (02:43)
Prince Rupert of Bavaria first brought the glass to England around 1660. Learn how it is made and why it explodes when broken.
Explosion Velocity of Prince Rupert's Drop (02:03)
The explosion speed is measured using a high speed camera. A fly falls victim to the experiment.
Prince Rupert's Drop vs. Bullet (02:27)
A bullet obliterates most glass objects. See a bullet destroyed when it hits a Rupert's drop bulb.
Credits: Blow Your Mind (00:44)
Credits: Blow Your Mind
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