/// Good News, Germaphobes: Corning Working on Bacteria-Killing Smartphone Screens

July 5, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Here’s something to think about: Your cellphone — the one that you hold up to your face during phone calls or fervently tap on to text friends — probably contains more bacteria than a public toilet seat. Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute to wipe down your screen. This really shouldn’t surprise us, though. Consider all the places we bring our smartphones — to work, the gym, the bathroom — and the number of people and things we come into contact with in a day, and you can see how your phone would become a breeding ground for bacteria . But at least one company is working on technology to clean up that problem. As reported by Phone Arena , Corning , the U.S.-based glass and ceramics company behind the protective Gorilla Glass screen found on many smartphones today, is developing an anti-microbial glass cover that can kill drug-resistant bacteria and viruses

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