Skin-Mimicking Plastic 'Bleeds' And Heals Itself

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Skin-Mimicking Plastic 'Bleeds' And Heals Itself

Post  fatbob5 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:13 pm

A skin-like plastic that "bleeds" when cut or scratched and then heals has been developed by scientists.

The material could provide self-healing surfaces for a multitude of products ranging from mobile phones and laptops to cars, say researchers.
When cut, the plastic turns from clear to red along the line of the damage, mimicking what happens to skin.
It reacts to ordinary light, or changes in temperature or acidity, by mending broken molecular "bridges" to heal itself........................

http://news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16196964
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:49 pm

@fatbob5 wrote:A skin-like plastic that "bleeds" when cut or scratched and then heals has been developed by scientists.

The material could provide self-healing surfaces for a multitude of products ranging from mobile phones and laptops to cars, say researchers.
When cut, the plastic turns from clear to red along the line of the damage, mimicking what happens to skin.
It reacts to ordinary light, or changes in temperature or acidity, by mending broken molecular "bridges" to heal itself........................

http://news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16196964

interesting and probably more suited to the science section

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Post  fatbob5 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:14 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

interesting and probably more suited to the science section

...which no one ever looks at
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:31 pm

@fatbob5 wrote:
Flap Meister wrote:

interesting and probably more suited to the science section

...which no one ever looks at

well they do from time to time. and I left a shadow thread in news.

However this is not really a news story as such although it was in a newspaper.
When I saw the headline I thought it was going to be about a synthetic skin replacement, not just a self repairing bit of plastic.

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Post  Hugh Jardon on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:34 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

interesting and probably more suited to the science section


or the music one...isn't this the stuff that the non paedo Michael jackson had?
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