Gadgets That Can Heal Themselves
The sunlight has many applications in our life. Just one of them is energy. Yes, it is the most important benefit, but there are several more. One of them is using sunlight to heal our gadgets. Maybe it sounds funny, but this is the truth. The idea is to expose the gadget on the sunlight, and in a few minutes, the scratch or damage will be fixed.
The new type of material is developed by the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and Marek Urban. This isn’t something new. There are materials that can do this, but they have certain limitation. For example, in order to heal a scratch, focused light is required. Also, that material cannot fix itself more than once. The material developed by Marek Urban and the aforementioned university, doesn’t have these limitations. All you will have to do is to expose it to the sun, and in a couple of minutes, the material will be like new. Damages and scratches will be red before they repair themselves.
The new material has long chains of polymers (the same as the previous material) but their connections are changed, so now, there are no limitations. Marek Urban said that this material isn’t expensive, so it could be used worldwide.
For now, there are no gadgets and devices that are made from this material, but soon, you will be able to buy a new phone that can heal itself when you damage it or scratch it. Maybe this will make people go out, in the sun, more. Anyway, this is one of the most important discovery of this decade.