Now, a group of scientists have created glass that is as tough as steel. Developed by a team of scientists from the Berkeley Lab and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the palladium-based glass "bends rather than crack - giving it a fracture toughness that goes beyond the limits of some of the strongest and toughest materials known."
Glass that bends instead of cracking? Imagine a windshield that can deflect dangerous hail falling from the sky or a house window that won't shatter from an incoming baseball thrown by the neighborhood kids.
Now that's tough glass. It sounds like a winner to me. Hey, I'm all for tougher glass, especially in our gadgets.
So let's just hope that the peeps in the lab coats at Berkeley-Caltech get this out the door and into consumer tech as soon as possible.