The Glass Age, Part 1: Flexible, Bendable Glass

  • Published on Nov 19, 2014
  • Be amazed as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman introduce us to a whole new way of thinking about glass. Learn the history of glass innovation and watch incredible demonstrations of bendable optical fiber and thin, ultra-flexible glass.This is the Glass Age, where materials science is constantly pushing boundaries and creating new possibilities for glass-enabled technology and design. See how glass is shaping the future at
    Presented by Corning.
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Comments • 6 235

  • Ross Meldrum
    Ross Meldrum 13 hours ago

    The Glass Age where SJW's feelings and emotions are as fragile as common soda glass.

  • Justin
    Justin 16 hours ago

    Why doesn't the new folding Samsung phone have glass 2?

  • Rahul f
    Rahul f 22 hours ago +1

    Started liking these Glassholes😁

  • Matt Brine
    Matt Brine Day ago

    Well thank you Corning, theres a reason I added Corning, NY to my USA 4K scenario in open transport tycoon in my latest project. I of corse added a glass workshop there.

  • Samin Matin
    Samin Matin Day ago

    They should make galaxy fold out of this glass

  • Joe Perez
    Joe Perez Day ago

    The plastic age

  • jsrocker248
    jsrocker248 Day ago +1

    Its already past midway of 2019


    • Allama Sadi
      Allama Sadi Day ago

      Maybe because TheXvid has realised that trash createors like Logan Paul will start to go out of fashion, so they are promoting educational but entertaining content!

  • Johan Lindeberg
    Johan Lindeberg Day ago

    One could also say that this is the Internet age. Or the TheXvid age.
    But I will take a look at part 2 :)

  • Kel Byers
    Kel Byers 2 days ago

    Got to the point where I realized this was an ad, then I stopped it.

  • Sebastian K
    Sebastian K 2 days ago

    What a waste of time. Stupidly long ad that actually put me off your product.

  • Jack Menasco
    Jack Menasco 2 days ago +2

    Humans: go to moon, discover nuclear power, computers that fit in your hand

    Adam and Jamie: gLaSS

  • James
    James 2 days ago

    It's the glass age, but these two didn't learn how to shave yet.

  • James
    James 2 days ago

    It's the plastic age, or the petroleum age.

  • ShallaHistoryChannel

    Mythbusters as false as you can get them

  • Ethan Ellis
    Ethan Ellis 2 days ago

    This is so satisfying to watch

  • Kukuh P Seto
    Kukuh P Seto 3 days ago

    This is the PLASTIC age!!!!11!!1!!

  • Digger Dawg
    Digger Dawg 3 days ago +1

    I think we should be celebrating ''wound covering cloth''. Without it, many people would have died from infection. Ladies and Gentlemen (and other genders), I give you: The Band Age.

  • S N
    S N 3 days ago

    I see we are in doomed age.. every thing humans touch is getting doomed...

  • karlos poblano
    karlos poblano 3 days ago

    More like plastic age

  • mikentx57
    mikentx57 3 days ago +1

    Seems to me that this is the "Whore Myself for Money" age

    • KaonicH
      KaonicH 2 days ago

      Isn't that pretty much every job?

  • Gadjets - HackinG
    Gadjets - HackinG 4 days ago

    Hi, Mr. Adam and Jamie. Happy to see you again its been à long time since MythBuster hope you guys to be back on TV. Take care! Bye bye.

  • usertogo
    usertogo 4 days ago +1

    Where can I get this willow glass? I want thin light weight flexible solar panels for electro-mobility applications! Nice find, I will do some research!

  • Dan d
    Dan d 4 days ago +1

    Jamie: Humans have been making glass since ancient times.
    Adam: This is the glass age because Corning are paying us now.

  • Wandergirl108
    Wandergirl108 4 days ago

    I literally stopped fapping to focus on this video. I'm not even joking, a lesson about glass was genuinely that interesting. This isn't something I'd normally announce, but it feels like it's worth mentioning: A video about glass, including its ancient history, is THAT engaging.

  • Fernando Carreras
    Fernando Carreras 4 days ago

    so this new Willow glass how can you beat glass if it doesn't break Lake glass so is it glass or is it something else Lake plastic plastic doesn't break it bends glass breaks but not Bend

  • D jed
    D jed 4 days ago


  • Oleksii
    Oleksii 4 days ago

    This is the best ad I've ever seen!

  • Gus Johnnson
    Gus Johnnson 4 days ago

    Did you know that it's actually the information age and no one says it's the glass age? It's amazing what you can make people think when you shovel a bunch of money to two famous people who most people think are smart.

  • Wesley Patterson
    Wesley Patterson 4 days ago

    Im not shore whats more impressive: Corning bamboozling me into watching a 10 minute ad, or the Mythbusters making a 10 minute ad about glass interesting.

  • John Avitable
    John Avitable 5 days ago

    But can you tell me why it's now 2019 and my phone with Corning Gorilla Glass still gets easily scratched and can just as easily shatter? I feel like something doesn't add up here...

  • drifter4training
    drifter4training 6 days ago

    Now make foldable glass..

  • Verus Luciferum
    Verus Luciferum 6 days ago

    This is the plastic age lmao

  • Charlezard
    Charlezard 6 days ago

    I like that glass hotdog Jamie thinks of..

  • Bradley Holcombe
    Bradley Holcombe 7 days ago +1

    I just want like 100 feet of the light fiber from 6.03 to 6.18. And like 4 of the three basic laser colours. Reply a link if you know it.

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  • TheCraftinFluffy
    TheCraftinFluffy 7 days ago

    So it was basically just... plexiglass..?

  • Ordinary Psaecho
    Ordinary Psaecho 7 days ago

    this isn't even a commercial. it's worse than that. it's a company jerking itself off. that's just sad

  • Jeff L
    Jeff L 8 days ago

    Oh screw you guys. I used to like you two. Now I gotta sit through this 9 minute long ad for Corning Ware instead of learning something. Thanks, now I know never to watch you sellouts again.

  • Joseph DESTAUBIN
    Joseph DESTAUBIN 8 days ago

    Yeah, but does it scratch at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7.

  • juses krist
    juses krist 10 days ago


  • SirEnte
    SirEnte 10 days ago

    Well, i think it's the ad age...

  • Nathan Springer
    Nathan Springer 10 days ago

    Il be honest with yall, i didnt even known this was a comercial

  • Amit Raam
    Amit Raam 11 days ago

    Jamie looks like the inspiration to Silicon Valley's Gilfoyle ?

  • SOUTHPAW Priestess
    SOUTHPAW Priestess 11 days ago

    This reminds me of my brainwaves lol.....ask D.A.R.P.A. However, there are people that don't have permission collecting them...
    go ahead hecklers and trolls, comment but don't suck my mind up. And the cold lasers are getting old too.

  • rafael markz
    rafael markz 11 days ago

    I really love those guys shoes

  • Lois Dw
    Lois Dw 11 days ago

    we are at plastic age wdym glass age ?

  • dokha
    dokha 11 days ago

    its 2019 now and i not seeing this willow glass on phones.. WHY is that?

  • dokha
    dokha 11 days ago

    i hate how thir videos are a bit dumbed down

  • Daniel Gould
    Daniel Gould 11 days ago

    I had to pause for a minute at "the Romans even had glass windows in their important buildings." That blew my mind like you wouldn't believe.

    • Jeff L
      Jeff L 8 days ago

      According to Google they didnt

  • Eathan Scala
    Eathan Scala 11 days ago

  • Dek B
    Dek B 11 days ago

    Wow, a super long advert that's actually worth watching.
    I'd watch Jamie & Adam advertise just about anything, doing it in this format.

  • TheBorg
    TheBorg 11 days ago

    Did not even realise it was a add ...very good

  • 杏苦
    杏苦 11 days ago

    What is the transparency index? I only saw a piece of soft plastic which happens to be transparent, if not translucent.

  • vessk000
    vessk000 11 days ago +1

    Glass is glass and glass brakes...

    *Master Jerryrigeverything is preparing for a fight*

    • Thee Injun
      Thee Injun 11 days ago

      Point of interest here: Braking is actually a process of folding, typically employed while working with sheet metal. The flexing glass may not take to braking, but nor did it break.

      Take a break from any harsh critiques you may have planned for the OP. Look out squirrels, I don't brake for you!

  • Tiny Fart Bubbles
    Tiny Fart Bubbles 12 days ago

    MEME!! 👏🏼 AGE!! 👏🏼

  • Abraham Delatorre
    Abraham Delatorre 12 days ago

    Love when these gentlemen work together.

  • K4yr4h
    K4yr4h 12 days ago

    obv we live in the plastic age

  • Ke Ni
    Ke Ni 13 days ago

    err... oil age?

  • zobitX
    zobitX 13 days ago

    How about electric age?

  • galaxytrio
    galaxytrio 13 days ago

    Great. When I want to saw a glass and steel sandwich, or drop a heavy ball in it, I'll know what to use.

  • huang junwei
    huang junwei 14 days ago +1

    The silicon age?
    It includes semiconductor and glass