sábado, 20 de setembro de 2014

Supercool metals make light iPhone cases that are 50 times harder than plastic


Researchers at Yale University in the US have created a thin, lightweight smartphone case that’s harder than steel but as easy to shape as plastic. The case is made from bulk metallic glass (BMG) - a class of strong but flexible materials that have been around for years but, until recently, engineers have struggled to find a way to shape them into useful structures. Read more.

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