• Foldable phones of the future could use this super thin bendable glass

    Foldable phones of the future could use this super thin bendable glass File Photo

    Corning's glass has been shielding gadgets for longer than any of us have been alive.

    The company started out in the middle of the 19th century developing heat-resistant glass for lanterns and lightbulbs, moved on to TV tubes in the 20th century and now covers many of the phone screens we use on a daily basis.

    But to fit each mold, Corning's glass has had to evolve almost as much as the technology it covers.

    It's become heat-resistant, scratch-resistant and increasingly tough to shatter. And it may soon shape the next generation of foldable displays by pushing the limits on how much glass can bend.

    We took a trip to Corning's headquarters in its eponymous hometown -- Corning, New York -- to find out what the makers of Gorilla Glass are cooking up next and what clues it can tell us about future devices.

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