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Self-healing rubber bounces back

  1. Feb 21, 2008 #1

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    A material that is able to self-repair even when it is sliced in two has been invented by French researchers.

    The as-yet-unnamed material - a form of artificial rubber - is made from vegetable oil and a component of urine.

    The substance, described in the journal Nature, produces surfaces when cut that retain a strong chemical attraction to each other.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7254939.stm
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2008 #2
    There have been other versions of a similar thing before. I remember reading and seeing something about it a few years back.
     
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