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Self-healing glass: a smashing idea from Japan

Its potential lies not in mending cracked smartphone screens, but in making resin glass lighter, more durable

Chemistry researcher Yu Yanagisawa shows how two broken pieces of resin glass can be mended by pressing them together in the lab.


A JAPANESE researcher has developed - by accident- a new type of glass that can be repaired simply by pressing it back together after it cracks.

The discovery opens the way for super-durable glass that could triple the lifespan of everyday products like car windows,...