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According to ijailbreak Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass screen, is working on a more hygienic touchscreen display technology,  Studies from the University of London and Stanford University have found the presence of Escherichia coli – bacterium found in fecal matter – on touchscreens. That’s why Corning, used nowadays in most tablets and smartphones to protect them from scratches, is working on a solution to keep our beloved devices clean.

According to Jeff Evenson, senior vice president and operations chief of staff at Corning, over the next two years devices will have an anti-microbial glass cover that will be able to kill bacteria and viruses.

At the MIT Technology Review’s Mobile Summit, Evenson showed a comparison of two pieces of glass covered with E. coli bacteria. One was a standard glass and the other one was using the new anti-microbial cover. Within two hours, all the bacteria was gone from the glass with Corning’s new technology – as you would expect, nothing happened on the glass with no protection. And if that wasn’t good enough, Corning is developing new antirreflective screens (good news for upcoming iPads, don’t you think?). You can watch Corning’s full presentation here.

via ijailbreak


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