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Corning Willow
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Corning Willow

What It Is: This flexible, curved glass made by Corning, the company famous for making the display in many new smartphones, is only 100 microns thick. That makes it thin enough to wrap around a wall or device.

Why It's One to Watch: You might have already seen the technology if you saw the sci-fi movie Prometheus. But soon you may see the glass on your desktop as a monitor, as a flexible e-reader, and maybe even a replacement for your iPad.

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