- Surprise of the machines: are self-healing materials our greatest new technology?
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Surprise of the machines:
are self-healing materials our greatest new technology?
From phone screens that repair their own cracks to concrete that autonomously patches itself up, self-healing materials are on the cusp of becoming an everyday reality
Today's relentless tech advances can often feel like something from a sci-fi film.
But perhaps one development in particular feels distinctly like the conjuring of a Hollywood special efforts
department: the rise of self-healing materials.
Both Motorola and Samsung, for instance, have filed patents for mobile phone screens that can repair
their own cracks. While the technology may be some way off being released to market, the idea of
self-healing products has nonetheless captured the public imagination. After all, healing properties
and molecular self-repair mechanisms feel more biological than technological.