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Palladium and silver? Damn expensive.
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Well its not very strong, all i ever see is broken iphone's

Gorilla glass is actually quite strong against pressure load.

However, glass is brittle and does not deform... hence, it fractures when subjected to pointed impact. This metallic glass will be able to deform a bit.
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....he's joking.




If cost went down, why wouldn't a car company used more robust front windows? Chipped glass cost money.

How about a convertable with a front window without a frame?
Aren't the front windows also meant to be some kind of shock absorber? If there's an accident and someone hasn't got a belt on, you do NOT want them flying with a closing speed of 60mph into a piece of toughened glass stronger than aluminium.

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Palladium and silver? Damn expensive.
Silver is a cheap-ish metal - $25 per ounce. In large quantities, it would be expensive - but it would likely not use a large amount of silver.

Palladium is far more expensive - at about $800 per ounce - but again the alloy would not be so expensive.

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Gorilla glass is actually quite strong against pressure load.

However, glass is brittle and does not deform... hence, it fractures when subjected to pointed impact. This metallic glass will be able to deform a bit.
The iPhone does not use Gorilla Glass.

To all the people who are saying how they would use this for *x application where normal glass is currently used*, remember that high quality glass is very very very expensive. Some of the glass used in camera lenses can cost over $200 per pound, to give one example.

Even though it will probably give the same strength as steel, it would be far more expensive.
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The military applications for this should be great. Maybe they can make a legitimately bullet proof helmet with a clear facemask. Then they can implement it into Counter Strike and watch people cry about head shots not killing people.
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Privacy? You act as if anyone has any privacy left.
I think think of plenty of reasons as to why I still have privacy and would like to keep it that way in my car.
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Privacy? You act as if anyone has any privacy left.
Yea privacy died in 2001
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Aren't the front windows also meant to be some kind of shock absorber? If there's an accident and someone hasn't got a belt on, you do NOT want them flying with a closing speed of 60mph into a piece of toughened glass stronger than aluminium.
Then those people should be wearing their seatbelt? Instead of dying on impact flying out the front window into a tree they'll die hitting their front glass. Sounds like less cleaning to me imo.
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oh man apple is gonna love this
    
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http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-relea...ss-tops-steel/



Who needs transparent aluminum‎?

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I wonder what happened to glass fiber. I can't wait for carbon glass fiber.
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