Chance Discoveries: Safety Glass

This video, part of a series on "Chance Discoveries" in chemistry, tells of the lab accident in 1903 that led to the development of the first safety glass -- just as the first automobiles were being produced. Safety glass revolutionized the manufacturing of car windshields, preventing countless injuries and fatalities in automobile accidents.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

Runtime: 3:51

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