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How the search for extraterrestrial life helped make your smartphone’s screen possible

9 mins | Oct 24, 2021
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From deep-space exploration to living room entertainment. To peer deeper than ever into space, NASA needed optics of unprecedented size; the technology to make them was later repurposed to manufacture the display you might be looking at this very moment. Christopher Mims explores how the technology used to create flawless reflectors is also vital for making flat-panel displays.
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