Metallic Glass Could Now Be As Cheap to Produce as Plastic

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In 1960, the first metallic glass was developed at the California Institute of Technology. A metallic glass is an alloy that’s been heated up and then cooled down very quickly so that it doesn’t have a chance to form crystals, allowing the material to keep its amorphous structure. Thus, metallic glass is stronger than steel or titanium and just as tough, and 20 times stronger and stiffer than plastic. Metallic glass is an ideal material for everything from cellphone cases to aircraft parts.

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Liquid Metal In Your Pocket – The Acer Liquid mt On Rogers

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The current Acer Liquid E is starting to look pretty dated next to its newer Android stablemates, so it’s about time for an upgrade. We first saw the Acer Liquid Metal in November, but now it’s back with a different name: the Acer Liquid mt. Because, you know, lower-case letters are cool.

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