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Corning unveils Anti-Microbial Gorilla Glass

Corning has announced their latest creation called Anti-Microbial Gorilla Glass which has the same scratch-resistant properties of its kin but also keeps your screen germ-free.

The company was able to achieve such feat, by imbuing the film with ionic silver. In theory, this electrically-generated solution kills the bacteria on your device’s screen and prevents it from reproducing.

Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

As a proof that Corning isn’t just making this stuff up, the company even got their new glass certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency which gave them the right to call their new creation as the “first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass”.

If your still a bit cynical about this new glass, you can check out the research conducted by the folks over at ASM (American Society Microbiology) back in 2008 which shows the effect ionic silver on bacteria.

Corning didn’t say which upcoming device will sport their new glass, but we’re guessing that the company won’t have a hard time convincing manufacturers to include this technology on their high-end gadgets.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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14 Responses

  1. Freeje says:

    What’s next? A self-cleaning screen and vitamin enriched?

  2. wew says:

    sounds great…pero kung mataas ang idadagdag ng feature na yan sa presyo ng isang phone dahil lang dito, wag na lang.aanhin naman naten ang antimicrobial gorilla glass tsktsk

  3. abuzalzal says:

    This is utter gimmickry taken to another level lmao, why the hell would anyone need this???

    Yung Paper Money saksakan ng dumi yun eh araw araw nating hinahawakan, wala naman nangyayari sa atin lol

    • cranium says:

      sabagay. ikaw nga salsal lang ng salsal buhay pa eh. to think na puru bacteria din ang mga titi ng mga may tulo.

      anyways… they need to think of something to boost up sales right. innovation is business even if the gimmick is useless.

  4. titi says:

    titi mo.

    etits mo nga madumi e buhay ka pa.


  5. ha says:

    scratch resistant, germ free, waterless soap. take that safeguard.

  6. wtf says:

    Tapos lagyan nyo ng screen guard para my sense haha

  7. brian says:

    D naman ako nag tatae pag ginagamit ko phone ko

  8. Mr. Curious says:

    what’s next? glass with glutathione? hahahaha

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