Instead, it would self-heal
while driving enough to give you leeway to avoid dramatic damage," he added.
Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal
The sensors may also self-heal
a fault by determining a breaker is open on a line then automatically re-closing it or re-routing power so that customers never experience a power outage.
Once out of the laboratory, they could provide germ-busting door-knobs, artery-opening stents with powerful anticlotting properties, or polymer skins that self-heal
before corrosion can mar the covered product.
The researchers show that after cutting the material into two separate pieces with a razor blade and allowing it to self-heal
, the material is unbreakable when stretched manually.