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Innovation So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades

Invention: Enhanced Specular Reflector

Inventor: 3M

If you play Candy Crush on your iPhone or watch Game of Thrones on your tablet, you’re seeing a bright and crisp screen using 3M films. Used on most screens worldwide, the films have hundreds of layers in films no thicker than a piece of paper. It took teams of scientists using many disciplines—from physics to advanced optics—to create the films that allows you to see your phone’s display crisply in all light conditions.

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