Researchers develop self-healing fabric coating made from squid teeth!

Admin | Published 2016-08-22 14:02
Torn clothing, long the bane of all humanity (with the exception of the early-'90s grunge scene), may soon no longer require the old standby of a needle and thread. A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University has developed a fabric coating that enables garments made of everything from wool to silk to effectively "heal" rips and tears when exposed to water. In a paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the team detailed how fixing large tears could be made as easy as placing a patch on top of the hole and adding water and pressure. This video demonstrates the technique: [embed][/embed] source -
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