Is Molten Glass Transparent?

Here we find out if molten glass is transparent. If the video is too technical or boring, skip to 4:30 minutes in, and have fun watching 50mW lasers hit molten glass!
NOTE: I realized after posting that transmittance is reduced by 2 effects, some from reflecting off the surface of the glass, and some from dissipation in the glass. That means light travelling through the glass probably dissipates at a rate significantly less than 10% per centimetre. A technical, but useful discussion can be found here:
http://www.quantumheat.org/index.php/…

The channels of the two people who tried to answer the challenge are:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNerdReportChanne­l
http://www.youtube.com/user/powerm1985
Thanks again for the input.
The Sixty Symbols Glass Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omr0JNyDBI0

About Myles Power (757 Articles)
Hello Internet! My name is Myles Power and I am a chemist from the North East of England, who loves to make videos trying to counter pseudoscience and debunk quackery in all of its various forms! From the hype around GMOs through to Atrazine turning the freakin’ frogs gay, I’ll try to cut through the nonsense that’s out there!

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