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Cracked Cell Phone Screens Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Researchers have developed a durable and energy-efficient material that could replace today's fragile screens — and might one day even charge your phone's battery.

A A lmost every smartphone owner knows the sickening feeling of watching your phone fall to the ground and seeing the screen splinter like a spiderweb into dozens of tiny pieces .  The screens are one of the iPhone’s major design flaws; they are made primarily out of silicone, a material that is not only expensive, but also easily broken.