The gorilla glass part was definitely cool, but I found this particular factoid interesting: The Galaxy has some sort of slot or space to accommodate battery expansion over time. I didn't realize that a battery could expand organically with protracted use. If designs don't address that from the onset, it could make for some funky looking, not to mention, unreliable aging tablets.
If nothing else, this video demonstrates the value of gorilla glass. All of us have probably dropped our phones at one time or another. This video shows how much impact it would take to damage a Gorilla Glass screen.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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