Convertible glass

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Refined new manufacturing methods make flexible, transparent materials possible.
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Foldable mobile phone displays, fine insulation on microchips and windows that can be darkened at the push of a button - all of this can be made from glass. Sophisticated new manufacturing methods make it possible.

by FRANK FRICK

A man wants to start his car. At that moment a golf ball flies towards the windshield. What is about to happen seems clear. But things turned out differently: at the point of impact, the pane bends inwards as if it were made of transparent rubber. Just in front of the frightened man's face, the disc begins to deform back. The ball lands on the lawn in front of the car. As elastic and unbreakable as in this video scene by the Schott company, das

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