March 24 (UPI) -- BYU researchers have developed flexible glass for use in medical devices. The technology could inspire improved lab-on-a-chip devices.
"If you keep the movements to the nanoscale, glass can still snap back into shape," electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins said in a news release. "We've created glass membranes that can move up and down and bend. They are the first building blocks of a whole new plumbing system that could move very small volumes of liquid around."