Saturday, March 15, 2008

Self-Healing Rubber

A rubber compound as yet unnamed can allegedly 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


UPDATE:  Apparently, the original link was illegally removed as the dipshits in the medical industry bicker over patents and rights.  There are now no fewer than every country on Earth claiming to have developed this material over the last decade.  It's this kind of predatory commerce which retards human existence and threatens all life.  The link has been replaced. - 2018

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