Gallery: Stanford Scientists Create Self-Healing Material That Responds...

 

Human skin is an amazing barrier that is able to sense pressure and heal itself. Now, researchers at Stanford University’s Department of Electrical Engineering have created a material that mimics skin in two incredible ways: it can sense pressure and it can heal cuts or tears. While previous attempts at producing synthetic skins have yielded materials that can only heal themselves under high heat or just one time, this latest material, like skin, can heal at room temperature an unlimited number of times. Additionally, the material can conduct electricity, an essential component lacking in previous synthetic skin materials.

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