MIT Scientists Create Glare- and Reflection-Free Glass
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published a paper highlighting a new method for creating glass that eliminates glare, reflections, and is water repellant / superhydrophobic. The effect is created through the way in which the surface of the glass panel is formed. This is achieved by creating thin layers of materials, including a photoresistant layer, and then etching them away, giving the surface a pattern of nanoscale cones with a height-to-base ratio of 5:1. The glass allows 100% of the light hitting it to pass through, which would boost the efficiency of other technologies such as LCDs housed against the glass. The researchers believe the material could have myriad uses, such as in swimming goggles, car windshields, camera lenses, TVs, and of course smartphone and tablet displays. The researchers believe the glass can be mass produced at a reasonable cost, but this new glass is not yet a hardened material, such as Corning's Gorilla Glass. It would need to be strengthened before it could be used in devices where durability is a concern.
Review: Invisible Shield Glass Curve Elite for Samsung Galaxy S9+
Today's all-glass phones demand protection. The InvisibleShield Glass Curve Elite for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ provides impact and scratch protection.
Hands On with Vivo's Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Vivo has a phone at CES that includes a fingerprint sensor buried under the display glass. The technology was developed by Synpatics and Vivo is among the first to put it to use.
Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ Targets Wearables
Corning this week announced Gorilla Glass SR+, a scratch resistant glass intended for smartwatches and other wearables. Corning says Gorilla Glass SR+ is strong and provides the same optical clarity and touch sensitivity of its normal glass while also boosting resistance to impact damage by 70%.
OnePlus Provides Peek at Glass-Backed OnePlus 6
OnePlus is expected to announce the OnePlus 6 flagship phone in the coming weeks and today it shared some information about the design. Taking the company's blog, CEO Pete Lau described in detail the company's design philosophy.
Hmm... the potential