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New self-healing plastics developed


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:34 PM

Researchers have come up with a new type of material with a healing mechanic based on blood vessels.

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While self-healing plastics exist already, this latest material developed by a team at the University of Illinois is capable of self-repairing far more significant amounts of damage than anything that has come before it.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:51 AM

I wanna see self healing metal like those robots in animes that get an arm blown off and regrow immediately


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:03 AM

I don't know why but I really don't like this idea. My mind goes straight to what bad stuff this could be used for and honestly it outweighs the potential good stuff by a mile.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

View PostMikenator, on 11 May 2014 - 12:51 AM, said:

I wanna see self healing metal like those robots in animes that get an arm blown off and regrow immediately
That would be more of the lizard factor like when one grows a new tail.  Repairing a crack may already be possible by using polyers that have metal strength when cured.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:15 PM

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 11 May 2014 - 09:03 AM, said:

I don't know why but I really don't like this idea. My mind goes straight to what bad stuff this could be used for and honestly it outweighs the potential good stuff by a mile.

Damn those evil plastics and their evil plastic machinations.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 12 May 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

Damn those evil plastics and their evil plastic machinations.
Very funny, what I meant was that it won't be long before this goes to metals with faster and faster regenerative properties and with AI seemingly gets more and more advanced....long story short think Terminator 2's T-1000


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:54 PM

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 13 May 2014 - 09:32 AM, said:

Very funny, what I meant was that it won't be long before this goes to metals with faster and faster regenerative properties and with AI seemingly gets more and more advanced....long story short think Terminator 2's T-1000

I'm sure that's a real threat...

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

Just hope the Doctor Who plastic people don't get a hold of this tech.

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