In the future, economies of scale could bring down the price of sapphire, making it possible for manufacturers to use it on smartphones and other devices.
Gorilla Glass is an amazing material, without which our beloved gadgets would look quite differently. Corning has just released two interesting videos that demonstrate the amazing properties of Gorilla Glass 3.
Much like the first edition print of any comic book hero’s tale, Corning Glass was born of a science experiment gone wrong. In 1952 a scientist at Corning placed a piece of photosensitive glass in a furnace for testing. At some point the furnace skyrocketed from 600 degrees Celsius to 900 degrees. Expecting a ruined sample, the scientist was surprised to find an opaque sheet of material rather than a melted blob of molten mess.
The third generation of Corning’s Gorilla Glass is going to be demoed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. It’ll be even stronger!