BBC Earth

Episode 3 – Glass

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Thousands of years ago our ancestors heated sand to extremely high temperatures to create the first piece of glass. From that moment our world was transformed by a material that can withstand the weight of 100,000 elephants and yet be spun out like a thread of cotton.

The link between the worlds of art, science, astronomy, disease prevention and global communication starts with the little-known, maverick innovators of Glass.