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An Engineer in Wonderland – Gorilla Glass
What amazing stuff.
Gorilla Glass is Corning’s answer to broken and scratched displays.
It is a flexible glass that is vastly less crackable than more conventional display glasses.
Take a look at this demonstration over on Gizmodo
According to Corning, it is an alkali-aluminosilicate thin-sheet glass rather than soda-lime glass.
On the subject of Corning, A few years ago I spent a wonderful few hours at Corning’s glass museum in New York state.
As a techie, it is one of the best museums I have ever been to, with plenty of how-we-do-this information and terrific exhibits.
It even credits Pilkington, with its float glass process, for beating Corning in the race for perfect window glass.
However, the too-expensive process Corning developed for window glass, was developed into the valuable process it uses for display glass.
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