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Scientists Are Five Years From Commercializing 'Unbreakable' Glass

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of super strong glass that is composed of 50 percent alumina and is almost as strong as steel and iron. On an immediate level, this means that our smartphone screens can stop breaking when we drop them, but on a larger scale it could mean big things for the world of design and architecture. For anyone who has ever wondered: How much more glassy can skyscrapers get... we may be about to find out.
· Japanese Researchers Make Glass That's Nearly Unbreakable [Gizmodo]