On the heels of IBM’s discovery of an ultra-strong, self-healing, and fully recyclable plastic, researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois have announced the invention of another self-healing plastic that can repair damage caused by a bullet.
The plastic is molded to include a network of veins not unlike the human circulatory system. These veins are filled with different monomer-based liquids; when the plastic ruptures, these monomers react to fill-in the gap.
Watch Scott R. White, professor of Aerospace Engineering, discuss and narrate a video demonstration of this plastic in action.
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