Soon, you might not have to worry about cleaning up shards of broken glass. All you'd have to do is pick the glass up -- in one complete piece.
Inspired by the natural stiffness and strength of seashells, a team of researchers at McGill University have found a way to toughen glass so it doesn't break. Instead, it simply becomes slightly deformed when dropped.
The scientists explain how they managed this in a paper titled "Overcoming the brittleness of glass through bio-inspiration and micro-architecture" and just published in Nature Communications. … Read more