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March 30, 2008

Corning Museum of Glass



New York / USA

Picturesque views along the way to Corning Museum of Glass, a museum where the best collection of art and historical glass can be appreciated.

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We stopped over at Corning while on our way to Buffalo, New York and visited the Corning Museum of Glass. The admission fee is USD12.50. We were not particularly interested in glass collection but it would be even more boring to stay in the coach for 2-hour while the rest of the tour group visited the museum.
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We watched a demonstration show on how the glass material could be turned into an art piece.
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As the clock struck midnight, Cinderella ran away…
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Passing by a theme park while leaving Corning.
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The powerful Niagara Falls!

4 Comments Leave your comment

  • Chuck said on June 28, 2008 4:50 am

    The most interesting thing to come out of Corning was the development of fiber optics, which revolutionized the communications industry.

    Chuck

  • eunice said on June 28, 2008 11:58 am

    @Chuck: Agreed, I heard about this from our guide. He also told us Corning developed a kind of glass that is used on NASA spaceship. Any details about that?

  • Chuck said on June 28, 2008 10:49 pm

    Well, they make specially heat resistant windows for various spacecraft, starting from the Mercury vehicles. They may also have something to do with the Space Shuttle’s heat tiles, which protect the spacecraft from burning up on re-entry, since there is silica in those tiles. But I’m not sure if Corning designed them.

    Of course, Corning is also famous – or infamous – for their silicone breast implants. The lawsuits resulting from that invention sent the company straight into bankruptcy.

  • eunice said on June 29, 2008 12:29 am

    @Chuck: About the silicone breast implants lawsuit on Corning, that is something new for me! So Corning had bankrupt before?

    Wow, thanks for sharing so much about Corning!

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