Self-healing material made inspired by Wolverine

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

A stretchy, self-healing material could help make the next generation of durable electronics and robots. The material is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions to generate current and could one day help your broken smartphone to repair itself. And the researchers' inspiration for the futuristic technology comes from an unlikely source - X-Men's invincible superhero Wolverine. A new material not only heals itself, but it also stretches up to 50 times its usual size (pictured). These properties could fix your phone's battery if it cracks or prevent it from breaking in the first place Study lead author Professor Chao Wang says that the key to self-repair is in the chemical bonding.

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