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Seld repairing materials
Posted: 5 July 2007

Fascinating, although I suspect the evolution of this technology will be in other areas. Much like the laser, which ended up being used for stuff that nobody had dreamed of, this technology will probably not end up being used for cosmetic purposes (cars and clothes), but for structural integrity and the like.

Anybody wanna bet me a new car on this?

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Doug Vining You may be right, but just as lasers are used for everyday things like DVD players, these materials will probably have a profound impact on consumer items like clothes, cars, umbrellas, wine glasses and the like.
Posted: 10 July 2007 at 10:50
 
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