New self-repairing plastic 'bleeds' and 'heals' like human skin

Matthew

TS Evangelist
Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi have developed a new type of plastic that can mimic the behavior of human skin. Presented at an annual meeting of the American…

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Tygerstrike

TS Enthusiast
I see this becoming a standard. Anything from a cellphone (dear god please!!) to a toothbrush. This is the type of tech ppl have needed but couldnt get.
 

Mindwraith

TS Enthusiast
It will be incredibly creepy to drop my phone and see a large red wound where it hit the ground. I'm not sure I would even want to pick it up after that :s
 

ramonsterns

TS Enthusiast
Mindwraith said:
It will be incredibly creepy to drop my phone and see a large red wound where it hit the ground. I'm not sure I would even want to pick it up after that :s
You should have nothing to worry about unless it goes berserk, reaches godhood, and brings about the end of the world. In case that does happen, promptly contact N.E.R.V. and ask for Gendo Ikari, he'll know what to do.

Maybe.
 
G

Guest

Ramonsterns - not much chance it will be in a lens - the priority there is frequency response in the visible spectrum. This doesn't have those properties - it even discolours. Horrors. There are companies developing plastic and even fluid lenses, but the problem again is consistent accurate light transmission. Hoya has developed a surface coating that repels water and makes glass easier to clean without affecting light transmission - that's no small feat.
 

Zilpha

TS Enthusiast
That is some seriously cool stuff. We are well on the way to losing our planet to the human version of Geth.
 
G

Guest

Where can I buy this now? I would pay 300 bucks for that just for my ipod.
 

Doctor John

TS Enthusiast
As this material allegedly mimics human skin, next time I cut myself shaving I'll stick my head in hot nitric acid, nuke it with a sun-lamp and I'll be good as new!