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MIT’s New Glass, A Glass And a Half That Out Gorillas Gorilla Glass…

Glass, far more than just a window looking out over the world of the great outdoors, in this fast paced electronic world it has become the window looking into our online lives.

MIT have this week announced a glass breakthrough that heralds a brand new generation of glass, a glare free and self-cleaning future thanks to MIT’s wonder glass. The lessons learned and manufacturing techniques required may in the years to come be integrated into current manufacturing processes. Creating a brand new Gorilla of the Glass world.

Completely absent of glare MITs Glass sets new standards in clarity and outdoor useability. The basis for MIT’s new glass is a new Nano scale pattern imprinted into the glasses surface. Tall Nano scale rods are printed into the glasses surface , 20nm wide and 100nm tall, these glass towers imbue the glass with its new talents. MIT also discovered that the new surface was also able to repel water, which would bounce off its surface and take any dirt or dust with it, self-cleaning like all good Gorillas.

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MIT’s Online Education Revolution MITx…

In the world of Science and Technology three little letters on your resume can make all the difference, especially if those three letters are MIT. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT – is one of the worlds leading education institutions that is also a powerhouse for research and development. Not only are MIT’s course subjects leading edge but the way courses are being delivered is going through an online revolutionary.

MIT’s latest education initiative, MITx isn’t just a platform to make their courses available online, they’ve been doing that for 10 years through the OpenCourseWare – OCW – program that has served over 2,100 courses to more than 100 million people world-wide. Instead MITx is a complete open source education platform. Other education institutions – public or private – are free to join and integrate MITx into their own education platform.

MIT has long believed that anyone in the world with the motivation and ability to engage MIT coursework should have the opportunity to attain the best MIT-based educational experience that Internet technology enables. OpenCourseWare’s great success signals high demand for MIT’s course content and propels us to advance beyond making content available. MIT now aspires to develop new approaches to online teaching.” said MIT President Susan Hockfield

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