In the future, if your smartphone gets stolen, you might be able to just make it dissolve.
A self-healing polymer can heal itself after damage without the need of any external energy input.
Scientists at Cornell University have created a new super-sensitive polymer than can detect explosive devices.
Go ahead, get your car and your laptop and your sunglasses all scratched up. A new "metallo-supramolecular polymer" can switch from a solid coating to a liquid under UV light, magically repairing scratches in less than 30 seconds.