Invention turns regular glass into super glass!

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

A team from Harvard University created a cool substance that will make glass difficult to scratch, last longer, and basically clean itself. They already created a similar material called Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) before, but this new material is super see-through, which makes it perfect to put on glass. When the team applied a bit of the SLIPS-like material onto some glass, it was able to repel sticky things including honey and oil. The substance also made water slip right off the glass surface, which would be awesome for car windshields on rainy days. Since it can’t be scratched, a small coat is great to use on eyeglasses and phone screens, which can be scratched easily without protection. Since any glass with the material is just about impossible to stain, there is no need to clean it. The researchers say that the new material is easier to apply and lasts longer than SLIPS.

Featured image courtesy of fabi42 on Flickr.