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Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)and the California Institute of Technology. What’s more, even better versions of this new glass may be on the way.
Who needs transparent aluminum‎?
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inb4noconsumerproductsanytimesoon
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can i have my cars made out of full glass?
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Gorilla Glass used in iPhones have aluminum as molecular component.
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Scotty's Transparent Aluminum?
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That man has a large moustache
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Actually I see this being on the market rather quickly, especially as hurricane proof glass windows. Pretty nice.
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Stronger than any known material? What about carbon fiber or carbon-carbon or carbon nano-tubes...
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Stronger than any known material? What about carbon fiber or carbon-carbon or carbon nano-tubes...

They might mean in commercial use with similar characteristics?
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Aight, time for a new case.
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