Diamond Phone Screens Coming in 2019

In development now, Miraj Diamond Glass might be the answer to cracked phone screens. The vision of Akhan Semiconductor, this lab-grown diamond product employs nanocrystal patterning. This lines up crystals randomly, rather than along a plane—something that contributes to shattering when a phone is dropped. It may still need to be utilized with other glass, such as the prevalent (and scratch-dodging) Gorilla Glass. Issues like …

Earth’s First-Ever Hydrogen Metal

With pressure greater than the force within Earth’s core, two diamonds pressed upon liquid hydrogen and something happened for the first time ever on our planet: the lightest element in the periodic table turned into a small bit of metal. After years of research and experiments, this alchemical creation occurred under the direction of two Harvard physicists—whose paper was published in the journal Science. The …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Inventing new products for women's health, driving a wooden concept car, photos of SoCal's modernist architecture and more in our look at the web

1. Whales Are Eating Our Trash A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car parts and plastic waste, including buckets and netting in its stomach. Though the ocean waste may not have been the primary …