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Understanding ideal glass structure could be key to doubling glass strength

By Eileen De Guire / September 25, 2012

No more broken glass? Theoretical work by researchers at Rice University shows the potential for doubling the strength of glass. Credit: Rice University. Glass is one of the intrinsically strongest of manmade materials, however, only a fraction of that strength is retained. Glass is arguably one of the most useful manmade materials, too, and if…

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News roundup

By Eileen De Guire / June 22, 2012

News from all corners … MaterialsViews reports that Corning’s Gorilla Glass will be used in Microsoft’s new Surface tablets, which are expected to be released by the end of this year. Credit: Microsoft. Corning’s Gorilla Glass used in new Microsoft tablet Microsoft revealed the new Microsoft Surface tablet Monday, featuring Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The 10.6 inch…

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