Saturday, March 15, 2008

Self-Healing Rubber

A rubber compound as yet unnamed can repair itself.

Made from vegetable oil and a chemical found in urine, the rubber compound re-adjoins itself when cut. Apparently, the chemicals in it retain a high attraction to one another - so high that they seek-out their other part and re-adhere without the need for adhesive or interference!

While researchers jokingly discussed making toys of the substance, my personal application tends toward prophylactics. I am not, however, suggesting a market for reusable condoms. Blecch!

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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