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Corning to demonstrate tougher Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013

By Jos
Jan 4, 2013
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  1. Corning has announced plans to introduce the next generation of its high durability glass for mobile devices and other products at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Dubbed Gorilla Glass 3, the new gadget glass has been improved at the...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,921   +565

    It's a shame such great technology makes no feasible progress in all the areas where it can benefit greatly, like in cars, scuba-gear, etc...
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Interesting bit I heard in an interview with a Corning spokesman...

    Corning originally intended Gorilla Glass to be used in automobiles, but it was shot down by the NTSB because it was *too* tough -- tempered glass was deemed safer.

    I suppose they were worried about people cracking their skulls on an indestructable windshield. :)
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Possibly they were concerned with the difficulty of breaking the glass in an emergency to get people out of their cars in case of cars submerged in water or unconscious people in burning cars. BTW, side and rear glass are tempered glass while windshields are laminated glass.
     


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