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

By Matthew · 16 replies
Mar 28, 2012
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  1. 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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    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    real cool
  3. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    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.
  4. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 380   +47

    Cool, this will probably be used for the T1000's finger nails.
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,618   +2,353

    I guess somebody had to say it!
  6. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +13

    Or Camera Lenses.
  7. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    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
  8. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +13

    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.

  9. 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.
  10. yowanvista

    yowanvista TS Enthusiast Posts: 82

    But will it blend??? O.o
  11. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 316

    That is some seriously cool stuff. We are well on the way to losing our planet to the human version of Geth.
  12. jeffz6

    jeffz6 TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Why would companys sell products that heal? they wont us to buy a new one.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,687   +3,842

    I think the success of each iPhone incarnation pretty much renders that theory null and void.
  14. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Oh God
  15. Where can I buy this now? I would pay 300 bucks for that just for my ipod.
  16. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 200   +16

    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!
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    That sounds promising! lol

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