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Metallic glass stronger than steel


David Teeghman, Discovery News

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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]

Posted in News February 2nd, 2011 by ceejaydp
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