NASA created a material that can heal itself in seconds—even from bullets

A research team developed a material that can heal after being punctured! It's amazing. It works to heal itself via oxygen-mediated polumerization, converting the liquid into a solid plug.

Recently published in the American Chemical Society's Macro Letter's journal, this is a breakthrough that will surely be put to good use in space! The material won’t replace any ships’ exterior walls, but could act as a stopgap safety mechanism that’s built into a wall. “The intent is really to plug [the hole] very quickly,” the paper’s co-author Timothy Scott, from the University of Michigan, told IFLScience.



Posted in Science & Technology, Futurism on Sep 02, 2015


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NASA created a material that can heal itself in seconds—even from bullets

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This is going to be so beneficial beginning with space-based applications! As the technology commercializes, I can see it being used within airplanes also!

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