Super glass

Glass is one of those things that gets better the less you see it, and researchers at MIT have found a way to make it pretty awesome.  By creating a precise surface pattern of nanoscale cones on it, they’ve produced a material that is extremely clear, while also being anti-reflective, anti-glare, and superhydrophobic (water beads up on its surface, so it’s like an anti-fog coating).  About the only thing it doesn’t talk about is impact strength, but if you apply this surface treatment to something like Corning’s Gorilla Glass, you have a formula that’s sure to be a hit in any portable electronics application.

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