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You Can Bend This Glass, but You Can't Break It

9 February 2014 11:30 am
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You Can Bend This Glass, but You Can't Break It

Flickr/Photo by Steven Duong

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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