Apple Online Store“Apple has entered into an exclusive agreement to utilize amorphous metal alloys with unique atomic structures, allowing products that are stronger, lighter, and resistant to wear and corrosion,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

Advertisement: Buy a Mac for college, and get a free iPod touch. Configure your Mac and get fast, free shipping only at the Apple Store.

“The metal alloys owned by Liquidmetal Technologies were developed by a research team at the California Institute of Technology, and their amorphous, non-crystalline structure makes them harder than alloys of titanium or aluminum,” Hughes reports.

Hughes reports, “In a Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week, Liquidmetal Technologies indicated that it had granted all of its intellectual property assets to Apple. According to the terms of the deal, Apple was awarded ‘a perpetual, worldwide, fully-paid, exclusive license to commercial such intellectual property in the field of electronic products in exchange for a license fee.’”

Read more in the full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take: Unobtainium. For the rest of the world, that is.