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Planes to sport wings made of glass

Post Time:Nov 19,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:214

Planes of the future may have wings made of metallic glasses, thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University of Bristol in U.K.

Despite its solid appearance, glass is actually a 'jammed' state of matter that moves very slowly. Like cars in a traffic jam, atoms in a glass can't reach their destination because the route is blocked by their neighbors, so it never quite becomes a 'proper' solid, according to a Nov. 19 One India report.

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