National Geographic covers Corning

Published Feb 1 2024

The modern world as we know it relies on glass. And National Geographic is helping tell that story with Corning’s technology.

Corning’s revolutionary bendable-glass technology is featured on the cover of National Geographic’s latest issue. The cover story, “A Glass Revolution Is Underway. Spoiler Alert: It Bends and Bounces,” includes striking photos of Corning’s cutting-edge innovations, illustrating the profound influence of glass technology on daily life and its potential to advance the way society works, learns, and lives. 

Documented by acclaimed photographer Christopher Payne, the article’s images showcase many of Corning’s technologies and the dynamic processes behind their development and manufacturing. Payne captures the intricacies of optical fiber, the firing of pharmaceutical vials, the measurement of advanced optics glass, and more.