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A Brief Scientific History of Glass (smithsonianmag.com)
53 points by sohkamyung 4 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment





My favorite alternate history idea is that it is plausible that major scientific advances could have come a couple thousand years earlier if humans had stumbled upon the recipe for clear glass.

Clear glass -> lenses -> (glasses, telescopes, and microscopes)




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