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You have probably heard about “gorilla glass” and some of you do have this type of glass integrated on your mobile phone, but have you ever wondered from what kind of material is this glass made and what is its purpose? If you have any doubts, we will provide you with answers.

To put it simple, this is a special kind of glass which is designed to be very thin and light, and which will be resistant to any kind of damages. This technology is very commonly used in the world of electronics and it is used on portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, even on television screens.

Who has invented Gorilla Glass?
“Gorilla glass” is a brand of a famous American company-Corning. The story of this product started way back in 1960 when Corning’s specialists performed various chemical experiments in order to make a stronger glass and they finally succeeded by creating the “Chemcor”. This type of glass was used in car industry (especially when racing cars are concerned since it significantly reduced the weight of cars), airline and pharmacy industry.
[Device Team] All You Need To Know About Gorilla Glass

Corning gave another try in 2005 when it started the experiments on reducing the thickness of the glass, but at the same time making it even stronger and powerful. The experiments were prosperous so they were continuously carried out. The glass that is used today is already the fourth generation of glass.

How is this glass made?
This is not an easy question, but let us say that it includes a SPECIAL CHEMICAL MIXTURE, AN INCREDIBLY HIGH TEMPERATURE, ROBOTS AND A SPECIAL WARM AND SALTY BATH. To begin with, Corning took silicon dioxide (SiO2) and combined it with other chemicals which melted into a glass mass named aluminosilicate glass. The mass contains aluminium, silicon, oxygen and sodium, but this is just the beginning of the experiment.

[Device Team] All You Need To Know About Gorilla Glass

The next step is pouring the melted material into a special trough which has a shape of the letter “V”. The pouring stops when the glass mass starts to lick from its trough. The material which actually licked from the trough is the material that will be used. Automated robotic hands will pick these thin slices that measure hardly half a millimetre and carry them for further processing.

We finally get to the end of the experiment, but this last step will make the “Gorilla” glass so special; a warm chemical bath in which an ion exchange will happen between sodium ions from the glass and potassium ions integrated in the salty bath. For this exchange to be possible the temperature of water needs to be over 400 degrees Celsius and the final result is a special glass that is much stronger and resistant, extremely thin and can be combined with touch sensors.

Evolution Of Corning Gorilla Glass :-
Corning experimented with chemically strengthened glass in 1960, as part of a 'Project Muscle' initiative. Marketed as Chemcor, the 'muscled glass' was used until the early 1990s in commercial and industrial applications, notably in 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda racing cars, where minimizing the vehicle's weight was essential.

[Device Team] All You Need To Know About Gorilla Glass

In 2005, investigating whether the type of tough glass could be made thin enough for use in consumer electronics, Corning used this glass technology to invent a brand new glass composition, Gorilla Glass.

Corning Gorilla Glass was commercialized in 2007, and as I discovered myself in the lab tests, it outperforms plastic covers for scratch resistance as well as strengthened soda lime when damaged.

It was followed by Gorilla Glass 2 in 2012 that offered increased damage resistance or thickness reduction. Compared to the original Gorilla Glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 provided over 25% increase in damage resistance. OEM customers could choose to use the improved performance in one of two ways - higher retained strength at same thickness or up to 20% reduced thickness with equivalent retained strength.

[Device Team] All You Need To Know About Gorilla Glass

In 2013, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance arrived. Compared to Gorilla Glass 2, Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR offered improved scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and improved retained strength after scratch.

Advantages Of Gorilla Glass :-
Of course, the primary advantage of Corning Gorilla Glass is damage resistance. Gorilla Glass is chemically strengthened through an ion-exchange process that creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass substrate. This layer acts as a sort of armor to reduce the introduction of flaws.

Also, the process produces glass with exceptionally clean, smooth, flat surfaces and outstanding optical clarity making it a great cover sheet for touch screens. It's tough enough to handle the surface pressures intrinsic to these devices, and exceptionally thin to enable more sensitive and accurate responses.

Gorilla Glass can be produced in thicknesses ranging from 0.4 mm to 2 mm, and even at 0.4 mm the company claims that the Gorilla Glass retains a performance advantage over many other cover materials.

Final Question : Is the Gorilla Glass Breakable?

[Device Team] All You Need To Know About Gorilla Glass

The answer is: YES. Although it is resistant to scratches and minors injuries, this does not make it invincible. If you throw it from a big height the glass will break so we ask you not to do any experiments with these devices in order to test their resistance because it is not worth it.

JUST GOT A shiny new phone? Yay! Time to get rid of your old one. There are a number of services that will pay you cash or store credit for it, even if it’s a smashed mess.
To compare the prices offered by each service, we ran a price check for an Apple iPhone 6 (64GB, AT&T) in various states of damage. iPhones generally net the highest prices when you sell them on one of these services, but flagship phones like the Galaxy S6 Edge have similar value.but what about old phones or other gadgets.
Hear is the best source we found which could make you surprise, with what your old phones/gadgets earned for you .

Depending on the condition of your device, you’ve got a few relatively painless options to get cash. #Cashify
This is how it works –

This video summarizes the hassles one has to go through when they try to sell their old gadgets on other platforms. But with cashify:
  1. you just simply visit the website
  2. Select what you like to sell
  3. Choose the brand/company
  4. Choose the model
  5. Select if your mobile switches on or not
  6. Select the non working functions and if there is any physical damage
  7. Select the items that comes with the phone if they are still intact
  8. Select the overall condition of the phone
  9. Then the resale value of your phone will be displayed on the screen!
cashify, where you can sell your old phone and laptop without losing them for free.

Are you also struggling to clean up your old mobile phones, then catch hold of Cashify for rescue, #CleanUpCashOut . As a promotional offer, Cashify is also giving an additional Rs.250 discount on the sale of your gadgets by using the coupon code – CLEANCASH. Have a look at their interesting video and decide for yourself to hold the luck closer or to let it go!  Get rolling!

About Cashify:
Cashify, is a registered trademark of Manak Waste Management Pvt Ltd. Cashify believes in offering a complete solution wherein customers can sell old or used gadgets hassle-free. Going forward with the motto "one man's waste could be another's resource", Cashify enables the customers to sell their old gadgets online and get instant cash along with free home pick up. From picking up a customer’s call to the making the final payment, everything at Cashify is aimed at providing the best, most convenient and secure solutions to sell old gadgets online.

Cashify mission is to transform the way people sell their old gadgets online. They help us to unlock the highest price for our old gadget with the least amount of effort. Through their localized network of professional buyers across the country, they make sure we are able to sell your old or used gadgets in the fastest way possible and get the best customer experience. When they say - Sell Fast & Easy, they mean it!

Benefits of selling your old stuff via Cashify.in :
  • Get Instant Price Quote
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  • Free Device Pick-Up
  • Instant Cash Delivered At Your Doorstep
Here is the Step by step procedure i followed to sell my old Laptop.

Selected the Device I wished to sell:

Step 1

Selected the Brand of the device:

Step 2

Selected the Model of the laptop :

Step 3

Selected the series from that particular model range:

Step 4

Answered the basic question regarding the laptop :

Step 5
Selected the exact model and configuration of the laptop :

Step 6a

Step 6b

Selected the condition related parameters so that accurate value of the device can be judged. Like functional and physical condition :

Step 7a

Step 7b

Step 7c
A final price is shown :

Step 8
A Cashify.in representative came to my doorstep collected my laptop handed me the amount after Inspecting my laptop, So, Just in few clicks thanks to Cashify.in .

Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over.
Within 20 minutes, she was at a local emergency room. Soon she was being airlifted to a hospital in Houston, where physicians were preparing to receive a patient exhibiting the classic signs of a heart attack.
But tests at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - Texas Medical Center revealed something very different.
Doctors instead diagnosed Simpson with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a condition with symptoms that mimic heart attacks. It usually occurs following an emotional event such as the loss of a spouse or child. That link has given the illness its more colloquial name: broken-heart syndrome.
In Simpson's case, the event that she says tipped her over the edge was the recent death of her beloved Yorkshire terrier, Meha.
"I was close to inconsolable," she said. "I really took it really, really hard."
Simpson's 2016 experience is described this week in the New England Journal of Medicine — not because of the dog's role, according to one of her doctors, Abhishek Maiti, but because hers was a "very concise, elegant case" of a fascinating condition that research has established as quite real and sometimes fatal.
Although not the first published case linking broken-heart syndrome to stress over a pet's death, it underscores something many animal owners take as a given: that grieving for sick or deceased pets can be as gutting as grieving for humans.
A growing body of research supports this notion, which was echoed in a recent study that found pet owners with chronically ill animals have higher levels of "caregiver burden", stress and anxiety.
It's the flip side of evidence that links pets to health and happiness, which gets more attention. Not that people who have lost beloved animals are likely to be surprised.
Simpson certainly wasn't shocked. At the time of what she calls her "episode," she'd been having a rough stretch: Her son was facing back surgery. Her son-in-law had lost his job. A property sale was proving to be complicated and lengthy. Meanwhile, 9-year-old Meha was suffering from congestive heart failure.

The dog was like a daughter, Simpson said. She adored jumping into the swimming pool, and when Simpson and her husband grilled on Friday nights, Meha was given her own hamburger.
"The kids were grown and out of the house, so she was our little girl," said Simpson, a 62-year-old retiree who previously worked in medical transcription.
But Meha started having more bad days. By May of last year, she was ill enough that Simpson made an appointment to have her euthanized. When the day came, the dog seemed fine, and Simpson canceled the appointment. Meha died the next day, and not peacefully.
"It was such a horrendous thing to have to witness," recalled Simpson. "When you're already kind of upset about other things, it's like a brick on a scale. I mean, everything just weighs on you."
After the helicopter carrying Simpson landed on the roof of Memorial Hermann, she was rushed to the cardiac catheterisation lab. Cardiologist Abhijeet Dhoble quickly threaded a thin tube into a blood vessel in Simpson's groin and up to her heart.
The team expected X-rays to show blocked arteries, said Maiti, then an internal medicine resident. They didn't.
"The artery was crystal clear. It was pristine," he said. Another artery was, too. Further tests indicated this was a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which is most common in postmenopausal women.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2005 is among those that confirmed that a flood of stress hormones may be able to "stun" the heart to produce spasms in otherwise healthy people.
Once medications stabilised Simpson, the physicians talked to her about the stress in her life, and they told her about broken-heart syndrome. It "made complete sense", Simpson said. She was sent home after two days, and though she still takes two heart medications, she is doing fine.
Simpson, who now lives about two hours northwest of San Antonio in the town of Camp Woods, only has a cat named Buster these days. She hasn't yet made the right connection with a dog, though she's sure it will happen.
She is the kind of person who takes "things more to heart than a lot of people," she said, and she figures this tendency means her heart will break again, though maybe not so literally.
And it will be worth it, Simpson said.
"It is heartbreaking. It is traumatic. It is all of the above," Simpson said. "But you know what? They give so much love and companionship that I'll do it again. I will continue to have pets. That's not going to stop me."
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This article was originally published by The Washington Post.


1.Belmond Grand Hibernian

The Belmond Grand Hibernian brings a "shimmering world of indulgence" to the Irish countryside. Its cushy observation cars offer pristine views from Dublin to Cork or Belfast.

For the 2016 season, full six-night "Grand Tour of Ireland" journeys are scheduled to run Tuesday-to-Monday, as these would consist of both the south-westerly "Legends and Loughs" and northerly "Taste of Ireland" segments with a change-over for some passengers in Dublin on the Saturday of each week.

2. TranzAlpine

In New Zealand, the TranzAlpine lets riders take in the epic vistas and awe-inspiring plains between Christchurch and Greymouth. It covers 139 miles in just under five hours.

It  was introduced on 22 November 1987 to replace the conventional Christchurch-Greymouth express trains and became one of the New Zealand Railways Corporation's 'new' tourist oriented passenger services utilising refurbished rolling stock. Accompanying this new-look train were a new-look livery and rebranding.

 3. Old Orient Express

The century-old Orient Express transports riders to the golden age of rail travel, with its four-course dinners and black-tie glamour. It runs from London to Venice in two days.

The route and rolling stock of the Orient Express changed many times. Several routes in the past concurrently used the Orient Express name, or slight variations. Although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway service, the name became synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel.

4.The Ghan

The Ghan takes riders through the fiery red center of Australia, offering access to the dramatic scenery and indigenous sites that are off-limits by other modes of transit.

Construction of what was then known as the Port Augusta to Government Gums Railway began in 1878 when Premier of South Australia William Jervois broke ground at Port Augusta. The 1,070 mm (3 ft 6 in) line reached Hawker in June 1880, Beltana in July 1881, Marree in January 1884 and Oodnadatta in January 1891.


The Trans-Siberian Railway offers a 14-day excursion through Russia, from Vladivostok to Moscow, that passes by endless grasslands and Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on Earth.

It was built between 1891 and 1916 under the supervision of Russian government ministers personally appointed by Tsar Alexander III and his son, the Tsarevich Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II). Even before it had been completed, it attracted travellers who wrote of their adventures.

6.Shongololo Express

Passage aboard Africa's best affordable railway, the Shongololo Express,It proposes two different itineraries of a duration of about fifteen days. One that crosses the most beautiful cities of South Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Port Elizabeth , the other crosses six African countries ( Zimbabwe , Zambia , Botswana , Mozambique , South Africa and Swaziland ) with among others as a highlight, the passage over Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River .

7.Tren alas Nubes

The Train to the Clouds follows zig-zag tracks across the rugged Andes on its way from Salta, Argentina, to the Chilean border. It's one of the highest train rides in the world.

The route was designed by American engineer Richard Maury, (who later died in Salta) and after whom one of the stations has been named. The complete railway was inaugurated on 20 February 1948, following numerous delays and complications and a 2-year period where work was paralyzed

8.Glacier Express

The Glacier Express connects two major mountain resorts in the Swiss Alps, giving riders a whirlwind tour of Switzerland's snowy peaks, mountain meadows, and storybook villages.

The trip on the Glacier Express is a 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass on the highest point at 2,033 m (6,670 ft) in altitude. The entire line is metre gauge (narrow gauge railway), and large portions of it use a rack-and-pinion system both for ascending steep grades and to control the descent of the train on the back side of those grades.

 9.Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a luxury resort aboard a train — complete with a spa — that takes riders past India's temples, forts, and Taj Mahal on a seven-night passage.

The 14 luxury cabins housed within the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels have been named after some erstwhile royal palace of Rajasthan. Categorized into Deluxe and Super Deluxe saloons, these cabins come equipped with amenities such as Wi-Fi internet, Satellite TV, Channel music system and Individual temperature control.Deluxe saloons have three cabins Ruby.

10.VIA Rail Canada

Passengers of the Canadian spend three days watching golden prairie fields, rugged lake country, and picturesque towns pass by their dome cars from Toronto to Vancouver.

Yearly passenger levels on Canada's passenger trains peaked at 60 million during World War II. Following the war the growth of air travel and the personal automobile caused significant loss of mode share for Canada's passenger train operators.

11.California Zephyr

There's no better way to see the heartland of America than the California Zephyr, a railway that climbs the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada before descending to the Pacific Coast.

During year 2016, the California Zephyr carried more than 410,000 passengers, an increase of 10.8% on 2015. The train had a total revenue of $51.4m in 2016 The California Zephyr is part of Amtrak's long distance national network and partial funding for it is provided by the federal government.

12.Belgrade–Bar railway

The Belgrade to Bar railway takes passengers over 435 bridges and through 254 tunnels from Serbia's capital to the shores of the Adriatic in Montenegro, in about 10 hours.

The decision to build the railway connection between Belgrade and Bar was made in 1952, as a national project of the SFRY. However, the construction was passed to the constituent Republics, SR Serbia and SR Montenegro, to build on their own.

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