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World's Strongest Glass Aluminum Oxide

Breakthrough research paves the way for glass that’s as strong as steel

November 4th, 2015

Recently we were really impressed with what Motorola was able to do with its shatterproof display for the Droid Turbo 2. However, IFLScience brings us word that some researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science have come up with a breakthrough technology that could make the Droid Turbo 2’s display seem positively fragile by comparison.

3D Printing Glass Video

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

August 21st, 2015

Advanced 3D printing technology lets us quickly create various objects, including real buildings and cars, but one of the most unusual uses for 3D printing might be creating glass objects by using a unique 3D printer model. Scientists from MIT have already figured out how to put molten glass through a 3D printer and have …

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Prescription Google Glass leaks as Explorers upgrade to new version

December 5th, 2013

Google is letting Glass Explorers swap in their first-generation wearable device for a newer model if they want to try out a faster, more durable device that also works with prescription glasses and comes with new accessories. While Explorers won’t have to pay anything on top of what they already paid for Google Glass to make the …

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 hands on

January 11th, 2012

We just met with Corning during CES in Las Vegas to check out its new Gorilla Glass 2 panels for smartphones and tablets. The new glass is 20% thinner than before, but just as strong and scratch resistant as the original Gorilla Glass. The thinner build will surely help manufacturers make smaller and lighter smartphones. …

Homemade iPhone 5 built from glass and aluminum is most gorgeous design yet

September 29th, 2011

We’ve seen about a hundred different interpretations of what Apple’s iPhone 5 might look like at this point, and we probably all agree that October 4th can’t come soon enough; regardless of what Apple unveils next month, it will finally put an end to the rumors and speculation. Apple’s next-generation iPhone might be an incremental …

Apple may use curved touchscreen on the iPhone 6

September 26th, 2011

Apple and other manufacturers may introduce new products with curved touchscreen displays next year, DigiTimes reported on Monday. Apple has reportedly contacted its iPad and iPhone glass suppliers, Lens Technology, G-Tech and Fuji Crystal, and will supply them with equipment for polishing glass. Curved glass displays are not typically used on smartphones, although Google and …