Thursday, February 21, 2008

File under "Vaguely Reminiscent of Roswell Crash Debris":

Self-healing rubber bounces back

A material that is able to self-repair even when it is sliced in two has been invented by French researchers.

The as-yet-unnamed material - a form of artificial rubber - is made from vegetable oil and a component of urine.

The substance, described in the journal Nature, produces surfaces when cut that retain a strong chemical attraction to each other.

(Via Boing Boing.)

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