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Soaking Up Rays

A primitive marine creature has natural-glass fibers that hint at high tech

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12:32pm, July 31, 2001

As a heavy rod of glass sinks into a searing furnace, a wheel below it whirs. Every second that the drum turns, it pulls almost another meter of glass fiber off the softened end of the translucent shaft.

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