'Super polymer' can change shape with body heat, lift 1000x its own weight

A new polymer capable of supporting 1,000 times its own mass could soon change the world of medicine and fashion forever. The material can be stretched to a temporary shape, and hold that shape until heated to just above room temperature.

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+9 1. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

I don't have any idea how it will be used but it is very interesting material.
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+5 2. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Endless possibilities...cool!
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+1 3. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

I don't have any idea how it will be used but it is very interesting material. Maybe a temporary tourniquet ?
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+3 4. Geekster (admin) commented 8 years ago

Future! :D
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+2 5. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

As kirkelicious mentioned in the recent Neil de Grasse video, it remains to be seen what breakthroughs like this may bring in the future, maybe many years later..
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0 6. huldu commented 8 years ago

That's really cool! A *lot* of uses for something like that. It'll probably be quite expensive when released until they start mass-producing it at least.
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+5 7. Noobeater commented 8 years ago

When it becomes sentient, we are all fucked
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+3 8. Klemm commented 8 years ago

Great for making sex toys
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+4 9. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#8 Even when they become sentient? :P
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+1 10. MicoMaco commented 8 years ago

This is hoax. It's not a polymer, it's alive and trying to hide/look smaller when close to body heat. Who are you kidding...