David Teeghman, Discovery News
Glass has a lot going for it: it’s easy to clean and you can see straight through it. The only problem is that it’s fragile and brittle, and that means it breaks easily. That’s why researchers have created a new type of glass that is stronger and tougher than steel.
In fact, this new type of damage-tolerant glass has actually demonstrated a durability greater than any known material.
Reminds me of “transparent aluminum” [Star Trek, the Voyage Home]