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21 Incredible Self-Healing Objects

From Self-Healing Living Sneakers to Flexible Concrete

— March 19, 2014 — Unique
One of the most natural things to link self-healing to is skin, but there are so many objects with this capability that go way beyond the human body. A number of products ranging from phones to shoes and housing materials have been able to successfully mimic the skin’s ability to heal itself, as well as show that it can be done on small, medium and large scales.

These self-healing objects take on the properties of living things and often also see increased flexibility as a result. Some perfect examples of this include the curved LG G Flex phone and the bendable concrete developed by the University of Michigan.

As well as being just downright impressive, objects that are capable of making repairs on their own without the intervention of its owner save time, effort and costs that go into part replacements.
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Self-Healing Plastics
Self-Healing Plastics
Research from the University of Illinois Could Change the World of Plastic
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Scratch-Healing Smartphones
Scratch-Healing Smartphones
The LG G Flex Phone Has an Extremely Durable Elastic Coating
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Self-Healing Solar Panels
Self-Healing Solar Panels
Purdue University Develops Solar Cells That Auto-Repair Like Plants
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Energy-Bringing Batons
Energy-Bringing Batons
Wave the Amega AMwand in Order to Promote Self-Healing
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Self-Healing Plastics
Self-Healing Plastics
Smart Polymers Repair Themselves When Exposed to Ultraviolet Light
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Resilient Road Materials
Resilient Road Materials
Delft University of Technology Creates Self-Healing Bacteria Concrete
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Flexible Curvacious Smartphones
Flexible Curvacious Smartphones
The LG G Flex Curved Phone Boasts Mind-Bending Features
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Bio-Charging
Bio-Charging
Self-Healing Artificial Muscle Charges an iPhone
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Living Bacterial Cement
Living Bacterial Cement
The Self Healing Concrete Project Involves Limestone and Bacteria
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Self-Healing Concrete
Self-Healing Concrete
Cost-Effective Formula Reduces CO2 by Extending Useful Life of Cement
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Self-Healing Bone Machines
Self-Healing Bone Machines
Bone Repair Therapy Reduces Recovery Time and Helps Heal
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Self-Healing Living Sneakers
Self-Healing Living Sneakers
The Protocells Trainers Form a Literal Second Skin Around Your Feet
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Paradoxical Art
Paradoxical Art
Self Healing Tape
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Self-Healing Surfaces
Self-Healing Surfaces
Road Heal Thyself
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Self-Healing Mini Robots
Self-Healing Mini Robots
EU Symbrion Program
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Flexible Concrete
Flexible Concrete
Researchers Develop Self-Healing Concrete
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Self-Healing Bike Tires
Self-Healing Bike Tires
The Michelin ProTek Max Inner Tubes Make Flats a Thing of the Past
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Magical Self-Healing Candles
Magical Self-Healing Candles
The Rekindle Candle is the Only Candle You'll Ever Need
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Homes of the Future
Homes of the Future
Self-Healing, Earthquake Proof + Homes Built From Trash
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Self-Repairing Stockings
Self-Repairing Stockings
An End to Laddered Tights?
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Futuristic Electric Aircraft Concepts
Futuristic Electric Aircraft Concepts
The Awwa Sky Whale Airplane Design Launched at CES 2014
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