Supramolecular Rubber

By: Victoria Tremlin - Published: Feb 21, 2008 • References: timesonline
Scientists have developed a new form of Elastic with life like properties. They fabric has been make into women's tights in order to demonstrate its ability. If the tights become laddered, no need to throw them away, push the fabric back together and within about 15 minutes it can mend itself and look as good as new.

The concept works with regards to the bonds between the molecules. If they are pushed back together they act with lifelike qualities which form bonds back together.

The scientists believe the new technology can have a variety of uses, such as unbreakable glass, unchipable paint, more durable artificial bones, unburstable pipes. He is also sure that the concept can be applied within medicine in order to mend bones and cartilage for example. Stats for Elastic Mends Itself Like Skin Trending: Older & Chilly
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