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2014-05-10 05:10:15

Taking inspiration from the way in which blood clots can help repair wounds, engineers from the University of Illinois have developed a new regenerating plastic capable of regrowing material to fill in cracks and holes.

2014-04-16 14:05:02

Internal damage in fiber-reinforced composites, materials used in structures of modern airplanes and automobiles, is difficult to detect and nearly impossible to repair by conventional methods.

2014-04-11 15:03:08

Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage.

Self-Healing Polymers From Off-The-Shelf Materials
2014-02-05 11:03:22

Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.

2012-11-12 13:33:57

Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it.

Smart, Self-healing Hydrogels Have Possibilities In Medicine, Engineering
2012-03-06 04:22:48

University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds, as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching.

2011-12-20 21:31:16

When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip – or even the whole device – is a loss.

New Self-Healing Fluids Could Prevent Cracks In Material
2011-09-29 12:32:48

Researchers have found a way to pump self-healing fluids around a material similar to an animal's blood circulation.

2011-03-22 22:22:58

A Pitt and Carnegie Mellon team developed a new model of how self-repairing materials function and show that materials with a certain number of easily breakable bonds can absorb more stress, a natural trick found in the resilient abalone shell.

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2011-01-07 09:27:41

Michael Kessler has worked with polymers that repair themselves when they crack.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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