This plastic heals itself through a process that's eerily reminiscent of blood clotting. It contains a network of capillaries that deliver healing chemicals to damaged areas. So in the future, the cracked screen of your phone could mend itself.

Image: Nathan Bajandas/Beckman Institute/University of Illinois

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Kneadederaser
Kneadederaser

cool, so the robots will be able to heal, in addition to repairing themselves...and i wonder what the implications for the environment are from discarded plastics like this