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Self-Healing Plastic Fixes Itself When Exposed to Light

by Baron W.March 27, 2012

Some ingenious minds in the scientific community have created the ultimate plastic for protecting phones. Unlike you’re typical run of the mill plastic, that is used in or on most phones, this plastic has the ability to heal itself when exposed to certain lights. At the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Professor Marek W. Urban, Ph.D. introduced research on plastics that change color when damaged and then regenerate themselves when exposed to light.

Professor Urban says:

“Our new plastic tries to mimic nature, issuing a red signal when damaged and then renewing itself when exposed to visible light, temperature or pH changes.”

This is one of the most incredible things I’ve heard in a very long time in terms of preventing a device from being damage in everyday use. Unfortunately though, this technology isn’t available to everyone just yet. Nissan however have begun selling protective self-healing iPhone cases earlier this year that feature this technology from the University of Tokyo. I assume this type of technology will be available to everyone near the end of the year and will be standard feature for most phones in  years to come.

Source: EurekAlert
Via: PCWorld

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  • Jynxed

    Interesting point of view.

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  • Margery Degarmo

    Wednesday I am taking my school Gen Chem closing exam. It is likely to be the American Chemical Society Exam. My professor said it will cover Gen Chem I and II, as a result it will be broad, but easy.

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  • Desmarais

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    So men and women can use this data to more effortlessly fix and improve the system.

    So to this extent the method assisted to recover itself.

  • Jokerzwild

    and we are one step closer to the machine take over….shiver…self healing robots.

  • Roslyn Pasley

    What figures beneath plastics are protected to use and what ones aren’t? I just purchased a drinking water bottle with a 4 under it is that safe?

  • Patsy Herring

    I am likely to be using the American Chemical Society General Chemistry Examination in a couple of weeks and was questioning if there were any critiques or research guides for that test specifically, or if their are aged test on the web.

  • Tia Zuehlke

    I Am heading to Italy and unfortunately (tear tear) my new phone, the Samsung Moment would not work there. Atleast from what my dad and mom say.
    So I Will get a new telephone there and I want to get one particular that can be utilised on a US cell cellphone network (ex Sprint or Verison) when I transfer back.
    So what phones that can be used in Europe and the US?

  • Marcia Hester

    I Am making an attempt to find some sort of apply exams or research guidebook for the ACS common chemistry final. I’ve read that the examine guide supplied on the ACS internet site is of small help, so I was pondering if there was anything else that anybody knew of. I’ve by no means taken a standardized chemistry ultimate in college, so I’m not confident what to expect. Any info on its problems would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

  • altair

    and what was the answer to the lab question on page 1?

  • Sergio

    I never used an iphone. Out of principal i stay away from the things; but i’m purchasing a gift, and need to expertise with the iphone market.

    The receiver isn’t really familar with technology. So something that will help their use of the iphone.
    bluetooth headsets, large battery pack, leather cases are pretty much out of the question.
    What other suggestions do you have?

  • Dr Hank

    im from ireland…
    the iphone is available in the shops tomorrow and i want to get one
    but apparantly its currently only available on “pay monthly”

    does anyone know if its possible to buy it on “monthly” and then switch over to “speakeasy” (pay as you go) when it becomes available?

    also when will it be available on speakeasy?

    sorry if thats confusing lol
    thanks

  • Victoria T

    I want to get the iPhone, but i don’t know how long i will be overseas. So i was wondering if the iPhone works just like the Blackberry i know that one is internationally used. Please help me to clear this up. Thanks so much!

  • Xedo

    I want an iphone but I don’t want to have to buy a data plan. I have the $10 unlimited data for a non smart phone. Is there anyway I could apply this to the iphone without having to buy an iphone data plan?

  • The Beatles

    Should I get an Iphone 4s now or wait for the Iphone 5??????