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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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You Can Bend This Glass, but You Can't Break It
9 February 2014 11:30 am
Glass that bends but doesn’t break has been created by researchers at McGill University. The trick is a series of engraved microcracks, which allow the glass to deform on impact and increases its toughness 200 times, according to a study in Nature Communications. The technology could find applications everywhere from the kitchen to car windshields.
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