German Scientists Make Self-healing Rubber

Amit Das and his colleagues at the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany published their research in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
The researchers have modified commercial grade tire rubber with a carbon and nitrogen additive that lets rubber reform crucial bonds. When torn, their rubber can recover the durability and elasticity that vulcanization gives.

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+10 1. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

Those innovative Germans! >:) :O
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0 2. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 3 years ago

NASA developed a material last month that can heal a bullet wound in 2 seconds too. Booyah! :squirrel:
#1 <3
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-2 3. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#2 Haha, Gringo...sources, where are your sources? Go watch this a while >:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04QpInkz9so :squirrel:
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+4 4. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 3 years ago

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-plastic-heals-itself-180956495/
Oh yea Pendulum is awesome! I did a proper nightcore remix of that song and a few others.
I really like the bi polar mix of hold your colour http://youtu.be/8eDWo_ZIUs4
I know you've heard of Knife Party...."you blocked me on facebook..." lol
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+5 5. JesperA86 commented 3 years ago

I love videos that is cutoff(ed) in mid sentence
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0 6. Natan_el_Tigre commented 3 years ago

Odd how the video repeats the earlier sequence after the cut rather than continuing on so we could witness the reformed crucial bonds. :S
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+2 7. Geekster (admin) commented 3 years ago

#3 & #4 nice to see Pendulum fans here :D I'm a Pendulum super-fan myself :D
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-1 8. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

Really handy if you get a puncture in your garage and don't need to go out for a week and a bit :S
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+1 9. drunkmonk commented 3 years ago

They could make shoes out of it.
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0 10. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#4 This is my favorite Hold Your Color : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv1XG1A9dUU
A friend a bit younger than me got me started on Pendulum, now I can't stop.
Yes, I happen to know that Knife Party song from a few years ago when it was on the radio.
Right now I'm stuck on this whole album, I look up the lyrics too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFyRH8_LynQ


#7 Yes, absolutely! I listen to it while I go through the snotr comment sections and make comments. ;)

Why someone down-voting #2? it's all just for fun!

#8 You've had a punctured garage before, JJ? Mine is not totally sealed either, has a small gap between the garage door and the driveway to facilitate air circulation.. ;) >:) <3 :squirrel:
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+1 11. Noobeater commented 3 years ago

Soon to be bought up by the tire indystry.
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0 12. Dennyboy commented 3 years ago

#10 Leave our Jakey boy alone, you know he's just a simple soul!.. :D :D :D
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0 13. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#12 Speak for yourself :S >:)