A new glass with medical, military and communications
applications was developed with the aid of a NASA research
grant. Applications and new product development is supported
by grants from the National Science Foundation. The glass may
soon find its way into your home and doctor’s office.

Learn how this new family of glass was invented and its many
applications, including use as a power laser for cutting
metal and as a medical laser for surgery, at a Space Research
Update (SRU), 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at NASA
Headquarters in Washington.

Update participants:

  • Dr. Richard (Rick) Weber, director of the Glass Products Division, Containerless Research Inc., the small company in Evanston, Ill., that invented and produces the glass
  • Dr. Michael Wargo, enterprise scientist for materials science, NASA’s Office of Biological and Physical Research, Washington
  • Dr. Winslow Sargeant, program manager, National Science Foundation Small Business Innovative Research Program
  • Dr. Jacob Khurgin, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

The SRU will be carried live on NASA Television. NASA TV is
available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85
degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz.
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

The briefing will be webcast live via links at: